Just because Joshua Jackson's a man doesn't mean it’s OK to judge his appearance
Joshua Jackson was spotted by the paparazzi for the first time since his split with Diane Kruger and unfortunately for him, it was right after he had worked out. Because he’s human, he was wearing gym clothes and his hair was a bit messy, but again, he had just worked out. None of these facts have stopped some from claiming his a total wreck after the breakup.
The first problem with hurling these kinds of insults at Jackson is he doesn’t actually look at bad in any of the pictures. He looks sweaty, sure, but he looks exactly like he’s always looked. For the most part, if you put him in pants and didn’t catch him when the wind was blowing in his hair, you’d have no idea this was a man dealing with any kind of emotional turmoil.
But the bigger issue here is we all have to stop assuming we know how people feel just because of the way they dress.
Women get shamed constantly if they’re not dressed to the nines at all times. It’s obviously an indication of a terrible breakup or hiding a baby bump. If we’re going to force people to stop treating us this way, we have to extend the same compassion to the men we love.
Jackson is doing something good for himself by exercising. He hasn’t recoiled into his house in order to avoid all the comments from the public regarding his breakup and he gets punished for it. He gets ridiculed for working out. How is that a thing?
Luckily, I don’t think Jackson is the type to care about these kinds of insults. He’s been around long enough to learn how to block out all the unnecessary hate, but we all need to train ourselves to do better than this. And instead, celebrate someone who made a tough choice and is handling it all with grace.
Plus, I didn’t work out today, so Jackson at his post-breakup worst is still better than me.
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