Jennifer Aniston tackles tabloids
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.