A big ole slice of GTFO goes out to Salma Hayek on this fine Sunday for saying that her body after giving birth – that’s right, the leftover weight from having CREATED AND GIVEN BIRTH TO A WHOLE NEW LIFE was, by her estimations, a disfigurement. Anyone who has a pair of working eyes (or even one, we’re not picky!) knows Salma Hayek is downright hot. Like all women, she put on a moderate amount of weight when pregnant with her now 5-year-old daughter Valentina back in 2007. That completely normal process left her feeling “completely disfigured”. Hoo boy. This is a nice follow up to her “at the limit of chubbiness” nonsense from a while back.
From Glam Belleza Latina (via DS):
“I gained so much weight, I got an opportunity to see myself completely disfigured in many different ways – for a very good reason – and I don’t regret it for a second.
“That’s when I started appreciating my body. The things that I used to criticize, they were not that bad after all.”
Hayek added that she “shockingly” regained her pre-pregnancy shape, despite gaining 50lbs when expecting her daughter.
She added: “We’ve got to fight for our confidence every day in modern life because we live in a society that is very harsh to women.
“You have to be smart and successful and a good mother and beautiful and young and skinny forever.”
Oh man oh man. I really hope something got lost in translation there, because I just cannot with this, in any way and for so many different reasons. Sure, it must be tough to feel the changes in your body and be at a different weight than you’re used to, but here’s something cool: unlike an ACTUAL disfigurement, you can change this! Weight loss is possible and happens – as it clearly did for her. Second of all, to consider weight gain as something so horrendous is offensive to lots of people who may have medical conditions which cause them to gain weight, or are on medication which has weight gain as a side effect or even PEOPLE WHO JUST DON’T MIND NOT BEING STICKS.Then there’s the whole issue of the whole confidence thing and fighting for it. Here’s an idea, why not turn the fight outwards and make it against the system which tells you that you have to be all those unattainable things at once instead of looking inwards and trying so hard to be this person that you totally don’t need to be to still be beautiful, amazing, successful, etc? Lord almighty.
Salma, girl – no. Just no.