Sandra Bullock slams ‘most beautiful woman’ title: ‘We are harming girls and women’

The US actress took issue with being named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Woman of 2015, saying she objected to the way women were treated in the media.


by Ellie Hooper |
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In an interview with E! News, the Oscar winner said women are so judged by their appearance and age, and she felt it was becoming like ‘open hunting season.’

‘I’m embarrassed by it because my son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.’

Sandra takes offence at how the media treats women
Sandra takes offence at how the media treats women

Sandra, who adopted Louis alone after the breakdown of her marriage to Jesse James, said she worries now about how social media and the digital age are affecting young girls.

‘Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the Internet.

‘Somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it.’

But rather than reject her Most Beautiful Woman accolade, Sandra has decided to accept the title, and to try to redefine what it means.

‘It’s just so hard not to say, ‘Oh I need to look like that’’ Sandra said of LA living.

‘Be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they’re in the bigger hurry.

‘The people I find most beautiful are the ones who aren’t trying.

‘The amazing women that I find beautiful…are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things and take care of each other.’

We would agree with you there, Sandra.

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