There is a tremendous pressure in our society for both men and women to be thin.
Much of the blame goes to the ongoing cultural obsession with thinness. In addition, the nonstop parade of media images of stick-thin models and other celebrities as the ideal body types provokes this problem. However, famous faces get obese just like the rest of us. The difference is that we are not public figures who get hounded and photographed by paparazzi night and day.
Actresses are held to an even more severe standard of thinness, even as the overall population in the United States is reaching new levels of obesity. Today, most obese characters in films are played by thin people in fat suits.
The gallery showcases several female celebrities who have been the subject of derision and ridicule because they got "fat."
1. Mariah Carey
2. Janet Jackson
3. Tyra Banks
4. Kirstie Alley
5. Kelly Clarkson
6. Lisa Marie Presley
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Jessica Simpson
9. Keely Shaye Smith
10. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Obsessing Over Celebs' Weight
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Future Festival & Malcolm Gladwell - Early Bird Deadline
Supermodels Gaining Weight
Body Image Double Standards
Getting Fat for Publicity?
Viral Celeb Weight Wars
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