Lady Gaga is being heaped with praise today for her work in teaching young women how to truly embrace a positive body image, as reported on Adelaidenow. The subject of body image is coming to the forefront once again with “Hunger Games” actress Jennifer Lawrence revealing to Elle magazine that she’s considered a fat actress by Hollywood standards. On the flipside, the same Australian website that applauded Lady Gaga for her lead in inspiring others with self-acceptance, calls Kim Kardashian a hypocrite on the subject.
Lady Gaga launched an initiative aimed at body image acceptance in September on two of her websites. Lady Gaga decided to address the problem of body acceptance in response to recent disparaging media reports surrounding her weight gain. She launched a new project called “A Body Revolution” on sections of her Born This Way Foundation, and LittleMonsters.com website
Gaga posted photos of herself in just her bra and underwear with the captions “bulimia and anorexia since I was 15”, “but today I join the body revolution”, “to inspire bravery” “and breed some (expletive) compassion”, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Lady Gaga said she started the project with her mother to inspire people to, “Be brave and celebrate with us your ‘perceived flaws’, as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous”.
Fans posted their own pictures online as well. They shared their own stories of insecurity and offered support for others. The issue is constantly at the forefront of an increasingly obese society that at the same time promotes overly skinny models and actresses, which is increasingly leading to dangerous eating disorders.
In December’s Elle magazine, actress Jennifer Lawrence says, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress”, according to The N.Y. Daily News. She vows to never crumble to the pressure to look “rail thin”.
Jennifer, 22, espouses her healthy appetite and claims she eats like a “caveman”. She’s well aware of her status among young girls in her role as Katniss Everdeen in hugely popular “The Hunger Games”.
Lawrence never wanted the girls to see a too-skinny character that would encourage them to try and emulate her by skipping dinner, for example. “That’s something I was really conscious of during training…. I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong- not thin and underfed”.
Meanwhile Susie O’Brien of The Advertiser wrote today that while Lady Gaga should be admired for promoting self-acceptance among young women and people in general, she can’t stand the hypocrisy of Kim Kardashian.
Kim has been selling herself lately as an advocate for body-acceptance, using her own curvaceous body to help preach her message. She also launched a plus-sized fashion line in London this week, asserting that she was, “really glad to be able to promote a healthy, natural body shape”, for women of all sizes.
But O’Brien takes issue with Kardashian for hawking a “questionable” weight loss regiment consisting of pills and powders at the same time. This product, she claims, has been soundly denounced by nutritionists and doctors as well.
She points out how on the one hand Kim tells fans you can’t spend all your time worrying about calories, but at the same time takes to Twitter and talks at length about weight loss.
Well, Kim Kardashian is just a conundrum all around, after all she constantly talks about how much she prefers “the simple life” while at the same time living the jet-set life of a socialite.
Hopefully young women get the proper message.