J Lo Was A Victim Of Lifelong Body Shame

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elliot-wolf - May 21, 2018

Jennifer Lopez is built like a brick, house. She’s mighty mighty, lettin’ it all hang out. And sometimes when you’re shaped like a rapper’s wet dream you have to explain to the newer audience of mostly European descent that you so desperately crave attention from that there isn’t much you can do to your body at this age. Jenny just used to be this curvy Puerto Rican girl from the block. Hip Hop loved her because she was filled out in all of the right places. But then she realized, as many other switch hitting artist eventually do, she could change her sound and become an international success. She’s like a poor man’s Shakira. But J Lo’s music industry friends always insisted she lose weight. Probably because about 90% of her international fans can slip on a pair of jeans from H & M or Zara with no problem, but I doubt double wide in the behind J Lo could do the same.

Jennifer Lopez is almost as famous for her curves as she is for her music, but she said that at the start of her career, people in the industry told her to lose weight. The superstar singer said that she was always proud of her curves.

“They didn’t bother me at all. But I got a lot of flak for it from people in the industry. They’d say, ‘You should lose a few pounds,’ or ‘You should do this or do that.’ It finally got to the point that I was like, ‘This is who I am. I’m shaped like this,’ ” Lopez, 48, told InStyle. “Everybody I grew up with looked like that, and they were all beautiful to me. I didn’t see anything wrong with it. I still don’t!”

Honestly to have issues with your body image this late in life is a bit odd. I can side with the criticism if Jennifer was voluptuous and flirting with obesity like an Ariel Winter type but that’s not the case here. As long as she’s not Chrissy Metz curvy she shouldn’t worry about the body shaming.

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