Hooray for Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson

I am so happy that Scarlett Johansson decided to take action against the media’s obsession with unhealthy, ultra skinny bodies!

Scarlett Johansson just wrote a fantastic article called The Skinny” for The Huffington Post. Her article responds to media coverage that claims she is on a crash diet to lose 14 pounds for her upcoming film Iron Man 2. Scarlett Johansson supports having a healthy body image and in her article writes:

I’m a petite person to begin with, so the idea of my losing this amount of weight is utter lunacy. If I were to lose 14 pounds, I’d have to part with both arms. And a foot. I’m frustrated with the irresponsibility of tabloid media who sell the public ideas about what we should look like and how we should get there.

Way to go, Scarlett! She is definitely on the team of About-Face winners. Please click here to read the whole article.


3 thoughts on “Hooray for Scarlett Johansson

  1. The media is obsessed with any minor fluctuation. Gain a pound or lose a pound, the media haunts everyone. You’re damned if you’re “normal”, you’re scrutinized if you decided a new work-out plan, and then almost ripped apart if you happen to relax for a second. Of course the “you” I’m referring to are movie stars, but definately what goes on in their realm is very reflective of the society.
    Too skinny= they deem you unhealthy.
    Loving your curves? They patronize you and say, “good for you but maybe lose a few”
    So really there is no where to go…there is no median. Either a person is too skinny and made fun of, or “fat” and made fun of.
    That just goes to show that there is no ideal. And even the media isn’t sure of what is “best”.

  2. In our lives, we suffer a lot.. We walk through on several trials, that causes us to give up. Sometimes we think life is so unfair because of the hindrance we’ve been through. We struggle a lot to survive, but when things went wrong and everything is gone, we find someone to blame on and ask “why me?”..But things are just not constant, things may come and go, if not today, tommorrow, or never. But we need to value things that comes along our way, looking back the past may serve as our guidance to a new and better path forward..

    “Every problem has a gift inside. We seek problems because we want their gifts.”

    Search on Google for “Thank God I Had an Eating Disorder”, this is a true story how a human being struggle and overcome his/her eating disorder..

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