Christina Aguilera is packing a few extra pounds right now -- and Hollywood hasn't gone into this much of a fat frenzy since Jessica Simpson's much-discussed weight gain.
The paparazzi are scrambling to get close-up shots of Christina's thighs and rear end as she shops or chooses pumpkins at the pumpkin patch (EMBARASSING), and bloggers are using words like "rotund" and "frightening" to describe her new figure.
While I would concur that this costume is perhaps not the best choice for Xtina's new figure, she's still smaller than most women in America, and if you saw her on the street and didn't know who she was, you'd hardly call her fat.
So why is Hollywood taking such malicious pleasure from her weight gain?
What do you think?
I think that entertainment bloggers and magazine writers need to be a little more open-minded when it comes to the definition of "healthy weight." Most Hollywood actresses could use a nutritionist, to be honest. Many are so extremely thin, it hurts to look at them.
I'd love to see the Hollywood ideal be less about fitting into a size 0 dress and more about who has the best muscle tone, the most well-rounded fitness regimen, and the healthiest eating habits.
I know, I know, KEEP DREAMING, right?
As for Christina, in addition to having a small child and an insane schedule, the girl's just been through a very rough divorce. Cut her some slack. I can't even imagine how humiliating it would be to see unflattering photos of myself everywhere I turn and hear people calling me names because I've gained weight.
However, it's nothing Jessica Simpson didn't go through a year or two ago. Hollywood always seems to have a 'fat' scapegoat at any given time, and it looks like now it's Christina's turn.
What do you think about this obsession with celebrity body weight? And what should Christina do about it? Ignore it? Or take the not-so-well-meaning advice out there and lose the pounds?
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