Hollywood is the trend setting capitol of the world. It’s where new fashions start: the lingo, the crazy new Pilates workout you hear Jen Aniston does in her free time. So, why wouldn’t society look to see what the rest of celebrities are up to there?
Over the years, it has come to the public’s attention that actresses are becoming progressively thinner. Now, more than usual, these drastically underweight actresses are catching my eye.
In the past, I defined the phrase “skinny actress” as having a very flat stomach and having a defined bone structure. Today, that expression needs to be redefined. In fact, if I could, I would personally apologize to any actress that I ever related with that phrase because with the definition I would give it now it would be considered an insult.
A skinny actress today might actually be considered as someone of the walking dead since she could almost pass for a skeleton herself.
Turn on any awards show and you could see a woman in a beautiful flowing dress with sequins embroidered on the waist and the tail elegantly streaming behind her. Unfortunately, some of these hand-stitched, stunning designs were wasted on not a body, but bones wrapped in skin. A growing number of these actresses look brittle and weary, and a gorgeous gown is designed to be worn by a gorgeous, lively actress, not a skeleton.
About a week ago, the 65th annual Emmy Awards took place. The amount of bones shown off at the awards show was sadly noticed. Among the evident bony actresses was “Modern Family’s” Julie Bowen.
According to Fox News, two Emmys ago, Bowen stated that she desired to look more “curvy” and “feminine.” Remembering this statement, Fox was shocked to hear Bowen admit on the red carpet that she had been “starving” herself to fit into her Emmy dress this year.
Wow. They do say honesty is the best policy, but what kind of message is that to society? Especially as an actress on such a popular TV show. Imagine all the young fans who were watching — what sort of message would that send out to them? Who knows what high school girl is now “starving” herself so she can fit into her homecoming dress this year.
Size may be a matter of personal preference. I don’t live in California, so maybe I’m not hip on the trend of body type, but I don’t think arms solely made out of bones are all that attractive.
So, are actresses getting too thin? Or is my perception off because maybe I don’t see the “trendiness” in it? Better question is, when is this epidemic going to stop? This has been in the eye of the public for years, but when is enough going to be enough? Apparently, never.
Sadly, thin never seems to be thin enough these days. A weight MUST be at a lower number each time a foot takes step on the scale, and a healthy body isn’t seen as healthy to some anymore, which is the most horrific part of it all.
I just hope that these skinny actresses realize that skeletons are made for Halloween décor for a reason.