Here’s Why Jennifer Lopez Refused To Lose Weight To Fit Hollywood Norms

Jennifer Lopez

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.”



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