From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK (AP) - An angry Jennifer Love Hewitt is defending her curves after photos of her in a bikini were ridiculed on the Internet. "I've sat by in silence for a long time now about the way women's bodies are constantly scrutinized," the 28-year-old actress writes on her Web site.
"To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all the girls out there that are struggling with their body image."
The photos show Hewitt, with a bit of cellulite, on a Hawaii beach with her new fiance, Scottish actor Ross McCall.
Several sites posted the shots, along with some less-than-complimentary comments. TMZ.com, for example, said, "We know what you ate this summer, Love — everything!"
"A size 2 is not fat! Nor will it ever be," Hewitt responded in a post Thursday. "And being a size 0 doesn't make you beautiful."
Finally, someone has the guts to speak up about the culture's narrow definition of beauty. TMZ.com recently posted a picture of the Hero's starlet, Hayden Panettiere, 21, with cellulite visible on her backside. If you don't know her from Heroes, you might remember her from "Remember the Titans" where she played the part of the Coach's adorable daughter. I hate for these girls that they have to contend with paparazzi aiming a camera lens at them at all times, but maybe it will begin to break down the culture's lie regarding beauty. I hope young women (and the guys) are paying attention: Women come in all shapes and sizes and cellulite is normal.
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