Jennifer Love Fatass
For those who dont know what Im talking about, heres a quick recap: Jennifer Love Hewitt was photographed looking considerably larger than usual. The paparazzi said mean things, and she hit back with some comments of her own. Here's my take:
I think JLH was always a marginal celebrity, and her only real claim to fame was her tight body. Once you lose the the tight body, you can certainly expect things to be said about you. Also, the paparazzi says nasty things about celebrities every single day. None of them ever hit back with direct rebuttals, because they know its pointless.
Also, in her so-called empowering message, she says: "Size two is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size zero doesn't make you beautiful", implying that she is a size 2, only slightly larger than the perfect size 0, so please dont pick on her.
So, in short, I think JLH wanted to somehoe get back in the news, and her agent felt this was the perfect way to do it. Not only is she making all the tabloids, shes also some sort of do-gooder now. Already she is parlaying this media attention into something profitable for herself: she's launching a clothing/swimwear line for larger women, flatteringly called Orca.
PS - It might be somewhat possible for her to be a size 2, because when I was down in the US 2 weeks ago, I thought the sizing was really weird. I would say a Canadian 6 or even 8 was a US 2 or 4, so people would feel better about themselves or something. I could even, amazingly, fit into one size 0 skirt - though, in the skirts defence, it was a tight fit.