Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps, 33, who’s expecting her second child very soon, has some words for the media about the treatment of pregnant celebs.
“This total obsession with pregnant celebrities, how much weight they gain, what they’re eating, what they look like, how they’re going to lose it,” she tells Amanda de Cadenet of The Conversation. “I just feel like culturally we’re just not being very kind.”
She also took a jab at new celeb moms who do those post-baby-bod magazine shoots.
“You will never see my ‘body after baby’ spread,” she continues. “I think it sends such a bad image.”
Yes, it does send a problematic message. But I have to admit, when I see a “body-after-baby” spread in a magazine, I flip right to it…in line at the grocery store. I don’t really care what the celeb looks like in a bikini, but, as someone who’s into health/fitness, I want to know how they lost the weight (even though a lot of what they say in those spreads isn’t true) — maybe get meal ideas or a fun new exercise move.
But I don’t need to read about how much weight a pregnant celeb has gained or how depressed she is about it. And the tabloids have latched on to such stories week after week, ad nauseam — Jessica Simpson was one of the first nasty instances of this, and now Kim Kardashian. Definitely not kind. Definitely need to see less of that. Right on, Busy!
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