Jennifer Aniston: Stop Buying Tabloids

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Jennifer Aniston urged people to stop buying tabloid magazines after several of them speculated over the summer that she was pregnant.

“We have to stop listening to them, and we have to stop buying them because we have to support each other, especially at this time, to love each other, to support and to be proud of women whatever your choice is in life,” Aniston told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday. (RELATED: Jennifer Aniston’s Mother’s Caregiver Writing Tell-All Book To ‘Expose’ Actress)

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“I think these tabloids, all of us, need to take responsibility on what we ingest into our brains,” Aniston said. “Just because we are women, we have a uterus, we have a vagina, we have ovaries, we need to, like, ‘Get to work, lady.’ … We, as women, do a lot of incredible things in this world other than just procreate — and not that that is not [incredible]. But it’s like, we just get boxed in.” (RELATED: Jennifer Aniston UNLOADS On The Media For Speculating That She’s Pregnant)

Jennifer Aniston arrives for the "Life of Crime" gala screening at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Blinch/File Photo

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“They love the narrative, they love the story, they love the she’s jealous of this person, and she’s depressed, and oh my gosh, she’s never going to have a child. Whatever the horrible little headline is, we’ve just got to break out of that,” she added.

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“And women, I have to say, are many of the authors of these horrible articles that are written in these B.S. tabloids,” she continued. “So, we have to stop listening to them, and we have to stop buying them because we have to support each other, especially at this time, to love each other, to support and to be proud of women whatever your choice is in life. It’s up to us what makes us happy and fulfilled.”

Aniston said she wrote an essay against tabloids after a “raw” time in her life after losing her mother.

“For the record, I am not pregnant,” Aniston wrote. “What I am is fed up. I’m fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of ‘journalism,’ the ‘First Amendment’ and ‘celebrity news.'”

Katie Jerkovich

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