Is it bad to say that I liked Jennifer Hudson more when she was less skinny?
|And what the heck is up with those boots?|
It's not that I've got some wierd bias against thin women; far from it. I'm fairly average-sized most days, probably closer to Blake than the Jennifer we used to know and love, and I don't think there's a thing wrong with that. On the other hand, though, curvier Jennifer was different.
I don't really know what her motivations were (for all I know, there could have been legitimate health concerns involved), and maybe it was really important to Jennifer to be this size, but I'm a little disappointed. Now, instead of being a woman who looks above all comfortable in her skin, she looks like she's wearing a uniform. This is the standard size-and-mold that designer clothes, movie stars, and idealized womanhood all come in. Now she can take her place in the standardized lineup with everyone else.
As a perfectly ordinary woman in this country, I feel a more or less constant pressure to be skinnier, fitter and all-around more fabulous than I am, and I'm sure that if I were a movie star (or any kind of high-profile personality), that pressure would be about 10 million times worse. So I don't blame her at all. But still. *shrug* Still a fan; that hasn't changed. But I really like a lady with the nerve to buck the trends.
|The old Jennifer.|