Leave Female Celebrities and Their Bellies Alone
It’s never been easy being a female celebrity. Even movie stars as far back as the 20’s and 30’s worked overtime to protect their privacy and reputation. But now, with both amateur and professional paparazzi on the scene, and millions of people on the Internet giving their (very loud) opinions, women in the public eye have it worse than ever before. Because now Every Single Move they make is scrutinized. Moves like eating a large meal, for example.
Recently it’s become trendy for people who clearly have nothing better to do to focus their attention on the abdomens of various famous women and then speculate on whether or not she’s pregnant. This is usually called something like “Bump Watch” and it usually involves someone like Beyonce or Jennifer Aniston, who, if all of the rumors over the years had proven true, would have more children than the Duggars and Gosselins combined right now.
There’s also this super charming slideshow over at FoxNews.com called “Pregnant or Burrito Grande?” where they show pictures of famous women’s stomachs and postulate on if she has a food baby or a real baby inside. “Sometimes a star is pregnant, sometimes they just polished off steak frites, and sometimes both are true,” Fox.com says. Or, put another way, “Is that a baby in there or did you just eat like a pig, you chubby loser?”
Personally, I’m not quite thin enough to have my body shape changed by a few pieces of pizza, but an informal Facebook poll told me that there are actually women out there whose bodies are like that. Good for them, I say. However, I highly doubt their friends rush out and buy baby presents the second they pop out with a tiny bloat. Nobody's stomach is the same day after day.
So what I say to the people who are writing and talking about these stars’ bellies is "Stop it." After all, can you imagine having your stomach photographed and discussed on a daily basis? Or how awful it would be if you actually were trying to get pregnant and had to deal with moronic critique like this one of that accompanied a picture of Kendra Wilkinson in a loose top: “The former playmate stepped out of BOA steakhouse with hubby Hank Baskett looking like she was eating for two"? No, you can't because it's awful.
And I say that as someone who just ate an entire chocolate bar and has the cute little food baby to prove it.