Damn. Jessie J is NOT happy over these comparisons to Jenna Dewan!
When the news first hit that Channing Tatum had found happiness with the pop star, many couldn’t help but point out the two looked a lot alike.
Why? Because it’s inneresting. Maybe it’s coincidence, maybe it says Channing has a type. Who knows? Seems like a fair observation to us.
But Jessie has been seeing something else online. Something very upsetting to her: people saying one or the other is prettier — and even fighting about it!
The Bang Bang singer took to Instagram on Friday to post her thoughts, saying:
“…there is a story I have seen be rewritten over and over again in the past few weeks that talks about myself compared directly to another beautiful woman regarding our looks and people picking who they think is prettier…
Is picking who is prettier and then continuing to say why a good activity for women to participate in? No.
…I am so disappointed and embarrassed that my name is even involved. It’s not something I stand for, at all. I don’t take stories like this lightly. Because I know the kind of impact it has on younger girls reading it.”
We don’t know about other outlets, but a nonconsensual beauty contest was certainly NEVER our intention.
But we also have seen fans discuss the comparison in the negative way Jessie is discussing.
And as distasteful as Jessie finds it all, she has a great thought on how to move forward:
“I am a woman that supports ALL women. I am a woman that loves ALL women and will not stand quietly when the media is teaching young girls to constantly compare one another. Or to pick who they think is prettier.
We are all BEAUTIFUL. We are enough just the way we are. Be the best you!!! You can’t wake up and be anyone but YOU. So please love your face, your body, your mind and your heart. Be good to yourself. And to those around you.”
See her full comments (below):
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We completely agree with the sentiment about loving yourself and just being the best you.
But we have to ask the question: is just saying two celebrities look alike problematic on its own? Does it inherently lead to the kind of zero sum game Jessie is describing?
What do YOU think, Perezcious readers??
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