Jennifer Aniston addressed the internet’s obsession with Rachel’s nipples
If you own a television, you’ve probably seen Friends air in syndication on multiple channels. So that’s why a conversation about Rachel Green’s nipples on the show is still ongoing, despite that the series stopped airing new episodes in 2004. And, of course, since it’s her body that’s being discussed, Jennifer Aniston decided to weigh in. Because Aniston is simply the best, she expressed nothing but positivity when discussing her body on television.
First, a bit of background. While the sitcom showcased some of the best fashion choices of the ’90s, some of Aniston’s tops revealed a bit more than many of us were used to seeing on television.
Fans took notice, with a few even blogging on Tumblr about how often it happened.
During her recent interview with Vogue, the topic was brought up. Notably her honorary title of “the OG of #FreeTheNipple.”
"Yeah, I don't know what to say about that!" Aniston said. "It's just one of those things, I guess. I wear a bra, I don't know what to tell ya!...and I don't know why we're supposed to be ashamed of them—it's just the way my breasts are!"
Exactly. We are so happy that Aniston isn’t embarrassed or apologetic (because why should she be?), and we dig how she added a bit of humor to the topic.
"But hey, OG, I'm not going to complain!" she added.
Aniston, unfortunately, knows a thing or two about headlines based on her body. She’s been on the cover of tabloids for years for multiple reasons — many of them false, and all out of her control. She’s not one to stay quiet about the issue of body-shaming and used her opportunity with Vogue to address the issue once more.
"I think the problem is the tabloids and the gossip columns taking the human body and putting it in a category," she said. "They're either fat-shaming, or body-shaming, or childless-shaming. It's a weird obsession that people have and I don't understand exactly why they need to take people who are out there to entertain you, and rip them apart and bully them? Why are we teaching young women this? It's incredibly damaging. I was finally like, This has just got to stop!"
If you’re looking for a new body-positive role model, Aniston is the perfect candidate.