If just a fraction of tabloid reports about Jennifer Aniston were true, she’d be in despair that she couldn’t have children … or she’d have more children than her ex Brad Pitt. Either way, the former Friends star would be depressed about her inability to keep a man, which everyone knows is the key to happiness.
This is the way the story about Aniston has gone since she and Pitt divorced in 2005. For the most part, Aniston has stayed silent, but she spoke up Tuesday in a column for the Huffington Post after the latest round of “Is Jennifer Aniston pregnant?” stories.
“For the record, I am not pregnant,” the 47-year-old actress wrote. “What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.’”
As the social media abstainer explained, she and husband Justin Theroux are hounded by dozens of photographers daily. Yet the reason she decided to address the subject had little to do with them and more to do with the little girls who see the media narrative about her.
“If I am some kind of symbol to some people out there, then clearly I am an example of the lens through which we, as a society, view our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, female friends and colleagues,” she continued. “The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.”