Does Angie Need a Burger?

Does Angie Need a Burger?

Are we Skinny Shaming Her?

Angelina Jolie's weight has long been a topic of controversy.  There are times in which she has been slightly curvier, but she has always been a thin woman.  Recently she was seen at the Oscars looking extra thin, prompting whispers among Hollywood and on the Internet.  People are saying everything from, "She needs to eat a cheeseburger" to "she showed leg to distract attention away from the rest of her skinny body".  Either way, tongues are wagging.

It is common for people in Hollywood and the world that most of us live in to "fat shame", which is to constantly bring attention to the issue of being fat or obese to get people to lose weight or avoid gaining.  However, are we "skinny shaming" Angelina and other celebs who are naturally tiny, like Nicole Richie and Lindsay Lohan?

Honestly, Angelina Jolie has always been a skinny woman, which makes me not think that her weight at the Oscars is a concern.  It would be a concern if she were heavier then suddenly made an appearance looking the way she did, or if she showed up looking as frail as Macaulay Culkin has in recent weeks.  I believe that she has probably been under a great deal of stress taking care of her 6 children and making movies.  I am a mom of 2 who stays at home, and it is stressful for me, so I can only imagine how tough it is for her.  Sometimes I forget a meal just because I am always on the go,  so who is to say the same has not happened to her?  Either way, I am sure she is not concerned with what all of us in the media and public think.  She is probably laughing at us, all of the way to the bank.