Miranda Lambert Shares Thoughts on Body Image & Makes the Media's Hypocritical Standards Clear

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 05: Miranda Lambert attends the 61st annual BMI Country awards on November 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for BMI)
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Sadly, it doesn't matter if you're a size zero or a size 14 in Hollywood. Whether you're "fat," "skinny," or "average," you will get criticized. As we all know, weight is an issue that actors, singers, public figures, and every "normal" individual has to deal with on a daily basis. Take Miranda Lambert and her body image issues. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire magazine, Lambert opened up about her recent 20-pound weight loss, which she is getting attacked for, rather than the well-deserved applause that should come with someone trying to get healthy. As she tells the publication, 

When you have to walk out there in front of thousands of people, it does feel good to know that your s--t's not jiggling. I'm just like anybody else, insecure and scared of looking bad or being criticized. But everybody's making this big, giant thing about it. It's way too much focus on women's bikini photos, and I hate it. Why do we care? I want women to love themselves whatever they've got going on.

As always, it's refreshing to hear someone admit, especially a well-known musician, that they have flaws and insecurities. For Lambert, she's just a regular person living life under media scrutiny and worries about anything and everything, including her body and her career:

I'm always anxious. I will worry myself into oblivion. I was trying to make everything regimented, and it caused too much stress. I learned everything doesn't have to be perfect. That sometimes it's OK to say, "I don't want to be the boss today. I have PMS. Bother someone else." I like things better flawed anyway.

It can be difficult to take life by the reins and make yourself feel better, which is exactly how Lambert feels sometimes. Luckily, she has husband and fellow country singer Blake Shelton to help guide her. "I'm not sunshine and roses," Lambert admits. "Blake's the happiest person on the planet. He pulls me out of my darkness ... Literally, everything is the best about being married."

It still boggles my mind how we continue to pick apart people's appearances. First, someone is too fat. Then, that same person is too skinny. Next, someone is judged for putting on weight. Finally, someone else is shamed for losing the weight. Everybody is different and we should embrace those differences. OK, who else is ready for Lambert to write another empowering song?

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