Jennifer Aniston is fed up with the rumors about her weight, and has aired her grievances in a blistering column slamming publications for speculating that she's pregnant.
The actress wants the world to know that she is not carrying a child, contrary to many tabloid rumors.
"I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily,” the actress wrote in an article for The Huffington Post.
Recently there was tabloid speculation that Aniston was sporting a baby bump as she vacationed on the beach with her husband, The Leftovers actor Justin Theroux.
In an article titled “For The Record,” the former Friends star wrote: “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.
“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.”
Aniston is concerned about how fat shaming affects young girls.
"The message that girls are not pretty unless they’re incredibly thin, that they’re not worthy of our attention unless they look like a supermodel or an actress on the cover of a magazine is something we’re all willingly buying into,” she wrote. “This conditioning is something girls then carry into womanhood. We use celebrity ‘news’ to perpetuate this dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one’s physical appearance, which tabloids turn into a sporting event of speculation.”
The 47-year-old added: “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies.”