Jennifer Lopez was “body shamed” and informed that her weight didn’t meet Hollywood norms. Her response?
“They kept telling me to lose weight,” Lopez recalled to E!. “And I was a dancer and I was athletic and even my manager at the time, who I no longer work with, was telling me, ‘You need to lose weight. You need to be thinner.’ ”
“I was like, ‘No I don’t. If I lose any more weight it won’t be me.’ You know what I mean?,” Lopez, 46, added.
“It was definitely a fight, and so it’s good to hear that it helped anybody in some way,” Lopez said. “At the end of the day I was just trying to be myself without trying to fit into a mold of what everybody else should be.”
Lopez also comments on the evolution of Hollywood in today’s times.
“It’s a different time now, which is awesome to see for me where it is about our differences. It’s about all the diversity. It’s just a more accepting time of everything, whether it’s body type or race or gender. We’ve come a long way,” she said.
She goes on adds,
“That I’m flawed… I actually love that part now … I used to hate it because I’m such a perfectionist.”