Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss is something that Jennifer Hudson is proud of, as reported at ABC. The 29-year-old singer, Oscar winner and former American Idol contestant has lost five dress sizes since joining the diet program Weight Watchers, for which she is a spokeswoman.
Did Jennifer Hudson have a choice? Is it okay to be a plus-size person in Hollywood?
How great is it to be considered an overweight female in Hollywood? Not so great. There are many examples of celebrity women who have been dissed for being overweight, and then when they lose the weight, all the jokes stop and the admiration begins. When Jennifer Hudson was heavier and competing on American Idol, wearing a shiny jumpsuit, she was compared to a wrapped turkey by the ever loving Simon Cowell. Tyra Banks was called fat when she was photographed in a bathing suit, and so was Jennifer Love Hewitt. Both celebrities later lost the weight. Valerie Bertinelli was criticized for gaining weight. She later lost the weight when she became a spokeswoman for the diet company Jenny Craig.
Weight Watchers is responsible for Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss as diet companies continue to make money promoting celebrities slimming down
Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, NutriSystem, all of these diet companies have benefited from celebrities, female and male, getting thin. Celebrities report feeling better and healthier with their slimmer bodies. Their enthusiasm transfers to the public who run out to do what their favorite celebrities are doing.
Jennifer Hudson’s weight loss is celebrated, but what about the celebrities who are happy with their larger bodies? If you announce that you’re proud of the way you are, does that necessarily translate to employment opportunities? The American actress Gabourey Sidibe, a woman who conveys self confidence, is still large, but for how long?
Phil Wahba, Jennifer Hudson “Can’t Wait to Perform” in Slim Body, ABC
Corinne Heller, Jennifer Hudson shows off slimmer body, praises Weight Watchers, On The Red Carpet
Tyra Banks is Fat and Angry, I Don’t Like You In That Way
Jennifer Love Hewitt Hawaii Photos
Jolie du Pre, Valerie Bertinelli Runs the Boston Marathon and Finishes, Associated Content