When Angelina Jolie stepped on the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globe Awards, all eyes were not on her dress or her hair (as per the usual superficiality of these events), but instead, some people were focused on her weight–or lack of it.
While the 36-year-old always manages to look stunning, fans couldn’t help but comment on how thin she appeared.
It was also how scary SKINNY she looked! Not only did her waist look incredibly tiny, but her arms looked like toothpicks! She looked absolutely emancipated with her protruding collarbones. We’re worried about Angie’s weight.
Twitter fans also sounded off about Jolie’s appearance:
Angelina Jolie looks sickly. Being thin is one thing. Being that thin is just too much.
totally agree, WAY too thin. Bones are not sexy people.
white made her look more emaciated if that’s possible.
And @CorBowden added:
I agree!! Undoubtably too thin.
One theory on Jolie’s thinness has been her dedication to helping the poor. In a recent issue of US Weekly, they talked about why the actress was “starving herself”:
The U.N. goodwill ambassador, 36, who travels the globe meeting the poor, ‘puts herself on fasts to make statements for the children she visits.’ She says, ‘If they can’t eat, I can’t eat.’ The busy mother of six ‘does different cleanses from around the world. It’s very dramatic, but that’s how she gets.’
So is this really an issue of unhealthiness, or is Jolie’s weight no one’s business? It’s true that the Golden Globes are supposed to honor celebrities and focus on the fine work they do in their careers, not how they dress or how their bodies look, but that’s just not reality. Right or wrong, people will probably always focus on the stars’ appearances–especially if there is someone who stands out for being too unhealthy.
On the one hand, all of this scrutiny is unfortunate because it seems to discredit the actress and her talent. On the other hand though, these celebrities are role models for girls and women everywhere, and they have a certain responsibility to be a positive, healthy icon.
Tell us what you think. Should we focus more on Jolie’s career than her body?
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