Actor Jennifer Aniston slammed the false pregnancy rumors in an essay she wrote for a news portal. In essay titled ‘For the Record,’ Aniston brought out her frustration at being constantly hounded and stalked by paparazzi, who bother her endlessly, reported The Huffington Post.
“For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news”, the actor wrote.
Speculation recently flared up that Aniston was pregnant after paparazzi pictures surfaced from her vacation in the Bahamas with husband Justin Theroux. The ‘Friends’ star asserted that women “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.
“This past month in particular has illuminated for me how much we define a woman’s value based on her marital and maternal status. The sheer amount of resources being spent right now by press trying to simply uncover whether or not I am pregnant (for the bajillionth time... but who’s counting) points to the perpetuation of this notion that women are somehow incomplete, unsuccessful, or unhappy if they’re not married with children,” she said. Aniston also addressed the issue of body shaming saying the conventional idea of beauty needs to be changed.