A few days back, the front page of a leading daily decided to dedicate a story on why mothers should not follow Kareena Kapoor Khan’s lifestyle. Experts were quoted, her post-baby life (“she partied three days after giving birth! She left her house! She’s working out! She’s back to work! She’s got nurses around the clock!”) dissected and the general tone was judgmental to say the least.
“Go on and try to tear me down, I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper…”
Demi Lovato belts out these lyrics and you can’t help but vibe with her. The young pop star who has been a victim of body shaming and has had her fair share of criticism has surely come a long-long way.
The reason why I’m referring to celebrities, in particular, is because that’s what the common man often aims to look like. We’re always in awe of the movies and want to look as perfect as the flawless heroines on screen. Sadly, that’s not how it works and even celebrities aren’t as perfect as we assume them to be.
We are living in a time where outer beauty is everything – it’s a massive market that homes into women’s insecurities, making you believe if you purchase a product a celebrity is seen wearing you to can look like them to.