Jennifer Aniston has been very vocal with her criticism of the tabloid culture, shaming the press for its obsession with body shaming and the paparazzi's constant harassment of celebrities. In a recent interview with Vogue, the Horrible Bosses actress continued to explain the damaging effect those kinds of stories had on both the subjects and the readers.
"I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category. They're either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming," she said. "It's a weird obsession that people have and I don't understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It's incredibly damaging."
Back in December 2016, Aniston penned an op-ed in the Huffington Post following a report that she was pregnant because of photos of her with a fuller stomach during a vacation. "I was finally like, This has just got to stop! I couldn't hear this narrative anymore about being pregnant or not pregnant," she said recalling her editorial.
"In my own brain, I've shifted my perspective, so who gives a shit! If you're going to walk out and have your nipples showing, or your belly is a little bloated, or you're not at the weight you want to be—you are perfect no matter what you are and no matter where you are and who cares!" she added, explaining that it was still hard to deal with people's addiction to "salacious stories".
Her 'devil-may-care' attitude to body critics does not contain itself only to her personal live but her career as well. With Friends now available on Netflix, the show and her character Rachel Green are once again a hot topic among both, old and new viewers.
One popular discussion about her onscreen appearance is about the numerous times the actress' nipples were visible through her clothing, on the show. "Yeah, I don't know what to say about that! It's just one of those things, I guess," the 48-year-old said. "I wear a bra, I don't know what to tell ya! And I don't know why we're supposed to be ashamed of them—it's just the way my breasts are!"