It sounds like a celebrity gossip version of “Groundhog Day.” every few weeks, either Wilson or singer adele becomes one of the hottest topics of the day as a new photo of a woman emerges, reminding us that she is quite thin That was when she first rose to fame.
Why do we keep doing this?
It’s a question even Wilson has been asking. Recently, she expressed dismay at the public’s obsession with her body daily telegraph interview Published on Saturday.
“In 2019, like mine, there were four films, two of which I produced and one, ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture,” Wilson told the outlet. “Yet I get more pressure the next year when I do nothing but lose weight.”
For the past year, Wilson has been documenting her weight loss journey on social media. Some posts expressed pride in committing to an exercise routine, while others showed a more glam side, posing in pretty outfits with hair and makeup.
“This week was very busy but I got up super early 3 times (6 a.m.) and went on hikes… even ran 100m to get the heart rate up even more ( Although my ‘sprint’ is probably someone else’s) ‘slow jog’ ) but I felt proud of myself and now I am only 3kg off my target weight!” she captioned a picture of myself Hiking last year.
In another post, he joked that fans should “Just call me Fit Amy.”
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Wilson is clearly intending Celebrate the Progress She’s Made in Her Weight Loss Journey. It’s great to be proud of your own accomplishments, and from a fan’s perspective, maybe it will help inspire people who wanted to get fit but struggled to find inspiration.
But it’s also nonsense to say that the conversation these two women are having is about spreading body positivity, ignoring the fact that it’s also happening because they now have body types. Which our culture traditionally considers attractive. Celebrity culture is welcoming more discussion of the achievements of female creators, but it still places great emphasis on physical appearance.
If Wilson decides she wants to lose weight for health reasons, that’s good for her. Unfortunately, most of the discussions surrounding celebrities’ weight ignore a lot of anonymized information to assume that a person is (or is not) healthy based on their weight (for the record, Being Skinny Isn’t Always Healthy, Either)
In Adele’s case, it was perhaps shocking to see that the often-not-photographed celebrity suddenly looks a lot different than she did before. but We’ve Known For Over A Year Adele Doesn’t Look Alike As she did when she first stepped into the limelight 10 years ago. This shouldn’t be news anymore.
“People are shocked because I didn’t share my ‘journey.’ They’re used to people documenting everything on Instagram… I did it for myself and no one else,” Adele told British Vogue earlier this month. “You don’t have to be overweight to be body positive, you can be any shape or size.”
The bigger problem is that these spikes in online conversations reach regular women who hear they aren’t interesting, attractive, or worthy of love until they reach the latter half of their “before and after” shots.
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The entertainment industry is replete with stories that tell us that women only deserve attention when they drop a size 2. See: “satisfied,” “Guys,” “Pretty Little Liars” and every other TV show played up a character’s plus-size past with a sad or comical backstory.
Things seem to be getting better in terms of positive representation: Shows like Eddie Bryant’s “Shrill” remind us that plus-size women can force stars without putting on weight first. Mo’Nique starred in the 2006 romantic comedy “Phat Girlz,” and Queen Latifah led 2006’s “The Last Holiday” and 2010’s “Just Right.” Lizzo sings about feeling “good as hell” without any hesitation in loving her body. Wilson even starred in a rom-com with Hollywood hunk Liam Hemsworth last year.
Adele and Wilson have been talented, funny, beautiful and hardworking entertainers over the years. So let’s talk about that instead.