15 Times The Media In The ‘00s Shamefully Got Away With Toxic Beauty Standards

Published 1 year ago

Just a few years back during Titanic’s heyday, Kate Winslet was often mocked as a chubby actress. Even more recently, Jennifer Lawrence was considered a “fat” actress when she starred in the wildly popular The Hunger Games movies. So is it any wonder that so many still suffer from body dysmorphia when the media has been allowed to rampantly dismiss women who were even slightly above stick-thin as “fat”?

Recently, one Twitter discussion went viral after a Netizen brought up examples of when the ‘00s media promoted and brainwashed people by highlighting unhealthy and unrealistic beauty standards. You’ll likely remember most of these happening as your memory is being jogged, but here’s a thought to ponder: which side of the conversation were you on at the time? 

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The ’00s tabloids and media had horribly unrealistic expectations for women’s bodies

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#1 Jennifer Lawrence During The Release Of The Hunger Games Films. In 2012, Jennifer Said, “In Hollywood, I’m Obese. I’m Considered A Fat Actress”

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#2 Jennifer Lopez, The Woman With The “Biggest Butt Ever” According To Every Tabloid!

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#3 Kate Winslet During The Release Of Titanic. James Cameron Famously Used The Nickname “Kate Weighs-A-Lot”

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#4 Gillian Anderson During The Filming Of X-Files. They Even Had Mulder Compliment Her When She’d Lost Some Weight

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#5 They Called Alicia Silverstone “Fatgirl”

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#6 Britney Spears Was Called A “Whale” During Her Performance At The 2007 Vmas

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#7 Remember How They Told Us That Geri Was The “Curvy” Spice Girl?

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#8 Renée Zellweger. A Major Plot Point Of Bridget Jones’s Diary Is How Obscenely “Fat” She Was For Weighing A Whole 136 Lbs And Being A UK Size 14 (Us 6)

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#9 Beyoncé Was Considered Plus Sized 1999-2005 When She Looked Like This

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#10 They Said Christina Aguilera’s Body Had Been Ruined Cuz Of Her Pregnancy ? And She Looked Like This

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#11 Drew Barrymore Was The “Chunky One” In The Charlie’s Angels Crew

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#12 Nicole Richie Being Referred To As The “Fat One” When Photographed With Her On-Screen Best Friend Paris Hilton

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#13 Jennifer Stone During The Release Of Wizards Of Waverly Place. She Was Typecast As “The Funny, Fat Friend”

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#14 Martine Mccutcheon During The Release Of Love, Actually. In The Film, Her Character Is Referred To As Having “Thighs The Size Of Tree Trunks”

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#15 Kelly Clarkson Has Been Heavily Fatshamed In 2002

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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