Amanda Seyfried Is Too Fat for Hollywood

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried has admitted she's lost out on roles because by Hollywood's impossible standards, she's "overweight." Yes, you read that right. I'm talking about the same beautiful actress best known as ditzy Karen in Mean Girls and Sophie in Mama Mia! Amanda took to Twitter recently to make this shocking and, quite honestly, disturbing confession.

Don't believe me? I don't blame you as I had to double check it was actually coming from her account, but it's true.


Amanda tweeted:

Wrong, America, indeed!

Full disclosure: I'm 37 years old and have probably been on a diet or been unhappy with my body (or both) every day of my life. I'm also pregnant with my first baby, a girl, and my greatest wish for my daughter is she doesn't struggle the way I have. I want her to always love her body and feel good about herself no matter her size and weight. But I worry that if these are the messages she'll be receiving through the media, there's an uphill battle ahead.

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Amanda has also admitted to eating only "spinach and seeds" for lunch and told Glamour magazine,"If I didn't run and work out, there's no way I would be this thin. But I have to stay in shape because I'm an actress. It's f--ked up and it's twisted, but I wouldn't get the roles otherwise. If I'd been a bit bigger, I don't think they would have cast me for Mamma Mia!"

I'm heartbroken for Amanda that she's been made to think she needs to starve herself to be considered good enough for Hollywood. We live in a world where these comments seep into our brains and create a ripple effect. If Amanda Seyfried is being told to lose weight with her sleek physique and toned legs, then how are women with "average" bodies or a few pounds to lose supposed to feel?

The good news is Hollywood isn't all stick figures anymore thanks to the success of stars like Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Christina Hendricks, Melissa McCarthy, and more. They're all beautiful and talented women who exude one important trait -- confidence.

Hollywood, if you're listening, let's work on empowering ALL actresses to be confident in everything from their talents to their looks instead of empowering them to be miserable on as few calories as possible. In what can be perceived as a very vapid and image conscious industry, here's a chance for Hollywood to make a real change and impact on women everywhere.

Are you outraged that Amanda Seyfried is considered fat? What do you think about Hollywood's "thin" standards?


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