ScarJo blogs for HuffPo??
accept my abbrevs.
she is awesome. from her post “The Skinny,” she addresses US Weekly and other tabloid articles about weight loss & extreme dieting:
I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there…
How are we supposed to view articles highlighting celebrity cellulite and not sulk in the mirror, imagining a big red arrow pointing to various parts of our bodies? The media has packaged for us an unhealthy idea that one must suffer loss, be in the middle of a nervous breakdown, feel pressure from friends or coworkers, battle divorce or have a bitter dispute with an ex in order to get into acceptable bikini shape…
Yes, celebrities are just like us. They struggle with demons and overcome obstacles and have annoying habits and battle vices. That said, I would be absolutely mortified to discover that some 15-year-old girl in Kansas City read one of these “articles” and decided she wasn’t going to eat for a couple of weeks so she too could “crash diet” and look like Scarlett Johansson.