I wrote a rhetorical analysis of this column for my class, and I think it is worth reading by everyone. Hollywood creates an impossible and ever-changing standard of beauty. When people make changes to meet that standard, why are they ridiculed?
The face and body we associated with her for all these years was, in her words, a byproduct of having “a schedule that is not realistically sustainable and didn’t allow for taking care of myself.” Makes sense to me. I can’t tell you how many former NFL players I have come across who look nothing like the men I saw on the field—significant weight loss, clean-shaven, hell, just being clean for a change. And dare I say healthier.