So Lea Michele, that girl on that show that I’ve never watched, has made a bunch of statements about body image and weight and looks and other things that are just plain dangerous for a teen star who recently lost of a ton of weight to be making. While her message seems to be good, her actions don’t really match up. What happens when an actress who looks like she weighs 110 pounds says that she’s trying to give girls of the world self-confidence by embracing her flaws? A bunch of totally idiotic statements.
On why being Italian has freed her of Hollywood’s pressure to be perfect: “I come from a big Italian family and the pressure is not really anything I’ve been raised to feel.”
On her ‘Jewish nose’: “I’ve always been proud of my body, my Jewish nose and all of that. Hollywood’s Hollywood, but that’s not going to change.”
On why her ethnicity almost kept her off of television: “I never really thought there would be a place on television for me. I have a very specific look. I’m Jewish. I’m Italian.”
On Barbara Streisand’s ‘Jewish nose’: “I remember looking up to Barbara Streisand, and thinking, ‘Finally, someone who has a Jewish nose, who didn’t get a nose job.'”
On what she hopes all of this talk of dissing her ethnicity and acting like her body is normal will do: “If that is inspiring and can give young girls a sense of confidence, that’s great.”
First of all, I love that this chick says she looked at Babs and said, “Finally.” As if there was ever a point in her life where Barbara Streisand was not a super, mega-famous star. Babs has been famous since peanut butter was invented.
Secondly, is this chick high? No place for unconventional looking women in television and film? Nicki Blonsky? Jennifer Grey? Heather Matarazzo? You guys have anything to say about that? I bet Jennifer Grey does. I bet Jennifer Grey would tell you that lopping off her “Jewish nose” was what actually killed her career.
What I think Miss Lea needs to do is go rent herself a copy of Precious and reevaluate her definition of a unique looking woman making it in Hollywood, ’cause despite what a strange flower she thinks she is, I’m pretty sure I saw fifteen girls just like her at the mall last week. Dumbass.