BODY SHAMING: Jennifer Aniston

Hollywood stars came out to support Jennifer Aniston after she wrote a scathing newspaper essay, slamming tabloids for body-shaming her.

The Friends star said she was gatvol of paparazzi harassing her and questioned a celebrity news culture that objectifies women, insisting: “For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up.”

This after persistent rumours that she was preggies after she was photographed with a “baby bump”.

But British television presenter Piers Morgan, who is the editor-at-large of the US Daily Mail, published a counter-essay entitled “My dear Jennifer, if you’re so fed up with having your body judged, stop trying to make it look so Photoshop-perfect on magazine covers.”

He said there was another reason why the media scrutinise famous women, and why little girls get confused about body image.

“It’s this: female stars like Jennifer Aniston deliberately perpetuate the myth of ‘perfection’ by posing for endless magazine covers which have been airbrushed so much that in some cases the celebrity is virtually unrecognisable.”