Emmy Rossum is dishing on the classic anxiety that some females tend to have: her weight. The 31-year-old small-screen star took to her Instagram Story recently to talk about what it’s like to fret over weight gain and loss. According to the star, it’s something that women need to let go.
On her Story, she asked her fans and followers if they had ever typed the question into Google: “What does *insert name of actor/model/celebrity* weigh? Followed by countless hours of compare and despair?”
Emmy, who stars in the acclaimed television show, Shameless, said throughout her life, she has stepped on to the scale and witnessed fluctuations of sometimes up to twenty pounds.
She wrote at the end of her post: “and here’s what I actually weigh,” and went on to list all of the positive things about herself, as well as those closest to her.
According to the Shameless star, it’s not important to look at your weight and obsess over the size of one’s thighs. In case you haven’t heard of it, I Weigh is a movement created by Jameela Jamil.
The idea is to promote body positivity, for women to understand they’re fine the way they are. As you may know, this comes on the heels of the #MeToo movement, as well as the body positivity movement which started – before Jamil’s campaign – a few years ago.
Emmy has been an outspoken advocate for the Time’s Up initiative, the #MeToo movement, as well gay rights. In 2009, Emmy participated in the march for the Supreme Court to uphold their previous ruling that was being attacked by the bill: Proposition 8.
Proposition 8 was an attempt to overturn the Supreme Court’s prior ruling which made gay marriage legal. In 2010, the federal Supreme Court ruled that the bill was unconstitutional, but the actual law didn’t take effect until 2013.