Losing the couple of kilos you’ve been wanting to lose for years is a perfectly normal, and common, thing for many brides-to-be to do.
It’s quite literally human nature to want to feel your best when you’re going to be on show in front of everyone you love, and have photos taken that you will hopefully one day show your grandkids.
So the faux concern about Meghan Markle‘s pre-wedding weight-loss – if in fact that’s even happened – is ridiculous, and unwarranted.
In 2018, aren’t we supposed to be a tad more evolved than this? Haven’t we learned by now that commentary on a woman’s body is off-limits?
For example, weren’t we disgusted earlier this month when Michelle Pfeiffer was asked what her weight was when she played a drug addict in Scarface?
At the #Scarface 35th anniversary panel, the moderator was booed when he asked Michelle Pfeiffer how much she weighed while shooting the movie. Pfeiffer didn’t give a number, but said she “was living off tomato soup and Marlboros.” #tribeca2018 pic.twitter.com/GKl9hOvlze
— Carly Mallenbaum (@ThatGirlCarly) April 20, 2018
The #MeToo movement is largely about stopping the objectification of women’s bodies, and empowering women to have control over themselves. And yet…here are the headlines about the royal bride-to-be:
“Meghan in bridal bootcamp!”
“Markle needs dress repeatedly altered!”
“Star’s dramatic wedding weight loss!”
Ugh. Please. Stop. Talking.
There is no need to share any before and after photos, because whether Markle has lost weight, or not, is irrelevant. Because what a woman chooses to do with her body is simply no-one else’s business.
Yes, many of us are invested in the upcoming royal wedding. In an often challenging and cruel world, the occasion shines as a beacon of hope and also, it’s just simply a fun distraction.