Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Jennifer Love Hewitt Bikini Pictures Spark Outrage from Star Over 'Fat' Comments

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is slamming back against comments made in the media about her weight after photos of the star in a bikini were splashed across the Internet. Hewitt, who recently became engaged Scottish actor Ross McCall, issued a statement to the press saying: "like all women out there should, I love my body… being a size 0 doesn’t make you beautiful".

Photos of the Ghost Whisperer star frolicking on the beach in a bikini surfaced this past week on the Web, prompting a slew of nasty comments about the actress' body on blogs and gossip web sites. TMZ.com, one of the most popular celebrity gossip sites on the Net, posted an unflattering shot of the actress with a nasty play on words referring to her starring role in I Know What You Did Last Summer: "We know what you ate this summer, Love—everything!"

Bloggers and gossip columnists all over the web had opinions to air about Jennifer Love Hewitt and her bikini-clad form. Normally most celebrities tend to let such things slide by, refusing to engage in a flame war over comments on their personal lives or appearance. Hewitt, on the other hand, decided to come out swinging.

In a scathing post on her web site blog, the Party of Five hearthrob issued a statement in response to the media frenzy over her bikini pics. "Like all women out there should, I love my body, I know what I look like, and so do my friends and family," she says. "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized"

Hewitt claims her decision to face the negative comments made about her appearance were prompted by her concern for young women who might be hurt by such portrayals of female celebrities in the media. "To set the record straight," she stated on her blog, "I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image."

"A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful. …To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist," Hewitt says, "put on a bikini—put it on and stay strong."


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