Jen­nifer Anis­ton tack­les tabloids

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

NEW YORK — Jen­nifer Anis­ton’s take­down of tabloid cul­ture is win­ning sup­port among fel­low celebri­ties but crit­i­cism from at least one tabloid jour­nal­ist.

“Ghost­busters” star Melissa McCarthy said she agrees “one hun­dred thou­sand bil­lion per cent” with Anis­ton’s es­say for the Huff­in­g­ton Post in which she writes con­stant pa­parazzi cov­er­age con­trib­utes to a “de­hu­man­iz­ing view of fe­males, fo­cused solely on one’s phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance.”

Anis­ton also shot down preg­nancy ru­mours, writ­ing that she is “not preg­nant” but of­ten gets con­grat­u­lated on be­ing so “a dozen times in a sin­gle day.”

The col­umn also has re­ceived pos­i­tive men­tions on Twit­ter from ac­tor Ja­son Bate­man and co­me­dian Mar­garet Cho.

Tabloid jour­nal­ist and for­mer CNN host Piers Mor­gan has re­sponded with a col­umn in Bri­tain’s Daily Mail in which he calls out Anis­ton’s stance as hyp­o­crit­i­cal.

Mor­gan writes that he sym­pa­thizes some with Anis­ton’s com­plaints about non­stop scru­tiny of her phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance, but be­lieves Anis­ton helped cre­ate the at­ten­tion by pos­ing for dozens of magazine cov­ers he says have been air­brushed to im­prove her looks.

He says pa­parazzi pho­tog­ra­phers are “set­ting the record straight” by show­ing Anis­ton with­out air­brush­ing.

Jen­nifer Anis­ton

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