15 Bold Female Celebrities Who Stood Up Against The Beauty Standards In Hollywood
The beauty standards of Hollywood are known to be unrealistic and demeaning to women of all races. But, the sad part is that they are still kept up and young girls believe they need to be skinny and blonde if they want to find success on the silver screen. This is something that has been talked about a lot but nothing has been done about it.
There are many actresses and female celebrities who have stood up against these fake standards and tried to encourage women to love their bodies the way it is.
Anna Paquin is best known for her role in the HBO vampire drama series ‘True Blood’. She is also the second-youngest ‘Best Supporting Actress’ winner in Oscar. She took a stand on social media when she was accused of being fat or being pregnant when she wore a loose dress. She told her fans and haters alike that she did not dress according to what society wanted but what makes her feel comfortable.
She is best known for her role as ‘Alison DiLaurentis’ in the Freeform series ‘Pretty Little Liars’. Since the start of the show, her character had a slim figure but due to a hormonal imbalance, the actress gained weight which led to many people body shaming her on social media. The beautiful and talented actress gracefully countered the hate by saying the person’s health is more important than society’s opinions and assumptions.
Believe it or not, even a fierce and confident woman like Jennifer Lopez was pressured into losing weight. The curvy singer and actress has always been proud of her body and promoted self-love. But, there was a time in her career at the very beginning when everyone was telling her to lose weight or she would lose popularity. She stood against that notion and today is one of the most beautiful, talented and successful females in the entertainment industry.
Melissa McCarthy is a beautiful and very talented actress who has had to deal with body shaming throughout her entire career. At one point a film critic even called her ‘tractor-sized’. This is not just unprofessional but wrong on so many levels. The actress has never let the words of other people affect her or her work. She has always said that she is happy the way she is and does not want to change that.
It seems like there is no ideal weight in Hollywood that you won’t get criticized for having. Emma Stone is among some actresses like Daisy Ridley, Angelina Jolie, etc. who have been criticized for being ‘too skinny’. Emma has maintained a slim figure thought out her career which irks some people who leave negative comments on her social media.