Tara Reid is at the end of her rope, and why shouldn’t she be? She’s been a national lightning rod for body-shaming for basically her entire adult life.
In a new interview with In Touch, Reid opened up about all the hate she’s garnered over the years, and how she’s had to learn to just ignore it.
“I feel great about my body,” she said. “People always tell me to eat a burger — I love burgers! If I were to gain 10 pounds, I’d be asked why I got fat. I’m thin — and I’m good with that.”
She continued, “People need to stop with the body-shaming! I won’t let what anyone says stop me from enjoying my life.”
And she’s 100 percent right. Reid has a thin frame. We all get it. We’ve known that since her first on-screen appearance. But is she too thin? That’s not up to us to decide. Reid made a fantastic point about how if she gained weight, the haters would change sides and shame her for being fat. She nailed it — haters are gonna hate no matter what you do. In a perfect world, though, they’d STFU about people’s bodies.
Reid also talked about her reputation as a party girl, which she said is a little confusing sometimes.
“I like to have fun when I’m not working. But I’m professional while I’m at work, and I’ve never been in trouble or arrested, so I don’t deserve it,” she said about her rep. “I truly feel I need to constantly prove myself in this business. I’ve done 46 movies, and it’s still tough to get roles when you’re misunderstood and judged.”