Jennifer Lopez says she almost quit Hollywood because of criticism over her body

Jennifer Lopez openly and honestly discusses Hollywood’s beauty standards in the past, which at one point made her consider leaving the industry.

J. Lo discussed in her documentary Halftime on Netflix how she was criticized for having a curvy shape at a time when beauty standards favored women who were slender and tall.

The actor from Marry Me stated, “I can’t count the number of times that I’ve thought to myself, “I guess I’m simply going to give up.”

“I had to get a good grasp on who I was. And trust in that to the exclusion of all other possibilities, “She said.

Lopez continued by discussing the beauty standards prevalent in Hollywood when she first began working there, adding, “When I first started working, the idea of beauty was someone very tall, blonde, and very slim, with petite curves.

“J. Lo went on to say, “I was raised by women who had curves, so having curves myself was never something I felt the need to hide.” “It was difficult when you think people think you’re a joke — like a punchline,” the person said.

Lopez admitted, “But it finished up altering things in a way that I never planned,” which is an exciting take on the situation.

Ben Affleck, engaged to both the actor and the singer, is quoted in the documentary as saying, “I asked her once, “Doesn’t this worry you?” and she didn’t respond.

“And she said, ‘I’m Latina, I’m a woman, I expected this,'” he continued.


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