WTF?! Allure Prints Zoe Saldana's Weight on the Cover
Posted by Girls Guide To on May 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM
I can't even. You would think a women's magazine would have a little more tact. If you haven't seen this already, Allure magazine somehow deemed it appropriate and necessary to print actress Zoe Saldana's weight on the cover of their magazine.
The dek under her name reads: "115 pounds of grit and heartache"
My reaction in GIF form:
Saldana has already appeared on the Today show this morning to state that she's totally okay with it: "I have a thin frame," she says. She also understands that they were trying to "make a point" that thin, beautiful women can also be strong. If they were trying to make a point that she's strong, then why also add the word "heartache?"
Furthermore, if they want to say she's strong, maybe they should share how much weight she can squat or bench?!
For a magazine that labels itself "The Beauty Expert" why would they discuss an actress' weight anyway? If this was a fitness or health magazine I could see how it could be appropriate, but BEAUTY is not about a number on the scale.
Zoe Saldana is an amazing actress and she has so many more achievements that they could highlight other than her weight. So, yeah, we're going to say it: Shame on you, Allure.
And we're not the only ones who find this ridiculous. A poll on the Today show site asserts that it would never be done with a male actor.
Our Verdict: WTF?!
Seriously, Allure, how could a magazine that we imagine is run by many women somehow approve this cover time and time again so that it could reach publication?! You're a beauty magazine and the weight of an actress has nothing to do with beauty. I don't think I'll ever be purchasing another Allure ever again.
photo source: Jezebel