Jennifer Hudson and The Self-Esteem Act

3 comments | January 10th, 2012

Jennifer Hudson helps make the case for why we need The Self-Esteem Act, full media disclosure, and truth-in-advertising.  Or maybe it's just an overzealous, photshopping record executive that does.  You be the judge.  (via @Jezebel):

Doing the rounds for her weight-loss memoir I Got This: How I Changed My Ways And Lost What Weighed Me Down, Jennifer Hudson says she's pissed that the Photoshop hobgoblins trimmed her down to within an inch of her life for the cover of her eponymous 2008 album.

"It's like, ‘Where's the rest of me?' They Photoshopped me probably to the size I am now on that cover, when we all know I was nowhere near that," she said. "To me, it did not send out a good message. And it did not represent me well. Did I not just prove that talent is enough if I made it this far? Being who I am, being the size that I am?"  [NYDN]

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  • OffOurChests

    Posted on January 10, 2012

    Lest (we love that word “Lest”) there be any confusion, Jennifer isn’t talking about TSEA directly, just reinforcing why it is we need it. What do you think?

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  • Steph

    Posted on January 10, 2012

    I like seeing a star admitting that images of them are sometimes false. It makes me like her more. You go, Jennifer.

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  • Love Her, But...

    Posted on January 10, 2012

    Why didn’t she say “No” to the album cover? I know these people have managers , handlers, whatever, but does the artist really not have a voice (sorry for the bad pun!)? I’m just saying…

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