Fans defend Jennifer Lopez, 54, after she's body-shamed and told to 'start dressing more age appropriate'

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By stefan armitage

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Jennifer Lopez has become the latest celebrity to be criticized for daring to dress how she wants to.

Over Thanksgiving, it was 77-year-old Dolly Parton who was mocked and called out by viewers for wearing a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit during her half-time performance of the Commanders-Cowboys football game.

Now, another music icon has been criticized by trolls over her outfit choices: Jenny from the Block.

At 54 years old, J-Lo further proves that some things improve with age. And during the 2023 ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration on December 5, the chart-topper turned heads on the red carpet as she appeared in a black skirt and futuristic cropped breastplate.

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Jennifer Lopez looked incredible at the event. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Designed by Grace Ling, the stunning backless piece showcased Lopez's stunning figure - being cropped to show off her abdomen and a lil underboob.

Of course, 99.9% of people would probably look at Lopez's red carpet look and all agree that she looked remarkable - however, that didn't stop a number of nasty trolls criticizing the singer's attire and even body shaming the star.

And these comments didn't go unnoticed by body positivity advocate Alex Light, who took to Instagram to call out J-Lo's nasty critics.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez looked loved up at the event! Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Sharing a video of Lopez in the outfit alongside husband Ben Affleck, Light shared how the 'On The Floor' singer had received comments like: "Is she pregnant?","She's too old to dress like that. Even her belly is handing and you can tell she's holding it [in] lol. Start dressing more your age woman", and "Definitely not age appropriate. Not flattering at all. Small in the boob area and tight around the waist."

In response, Light wrote in her caption: "God this comment section made me angry. It’s nearly 2024 and yet we are *still* scrutinising women’s bodies. Why [the f***] do we care whether J Lo’s dress fits her perfectly/whether she has a minuscule fat roll/whether her stomach isn’t perfectly flat?"

"It’s madness! And the comments are bad, but what also pains me is how many people 'like' these comments - some of them have thousands of likes", she added, before concluding the post with the message: "Leave. Women. Alone."

In response to Light's post, fans quickly praised Light and showered J-Lo with love. "She could wear a rubbish bag and still look amazing," one person wrote.

Another asked: "And why are we as women still making these comments about other women?"

And a third added: "I would say quite a lot of it is jealousy because she is over 50 and is just mind-blowingly gorgeous and toned."

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Thankfully, many people had J-Lo's back. Credit: Charley Gallay / Stringer / Getty

Thankfully, it's great to see so many positive people turn out for Lopez and come to her defense. But they really shouldn't need to.

Let's all heed Light's advice and "Leave. Women. Alone", yeah?

Featured image credit: Charley Gallay / Stringer

Fans defend Jennifer Lopez, 54, after she's body-shamed and told to 'start dressing more age appropriate'

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Jennifer Lopez has become the latest celebrity to be criticized for daring to dress how she wants to.

Over Thanksgiving, it was 77-year-old Dolly Parton who was mocked and called out by viewers for wearing a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader outfit during her half-time performance of the Commanders-Cowboys football game.

Now, another music icon has been criticized by trolls over her outfit choices: Jenny from the Block.

At 54 years old, J-Lo further proves that some things improve with age. And during the 2023 ELLE Women in Hollywood Celebration on December 5, the chart-topper turned heads on the red carpet as she appeared in a black skirt and futuristic cropped breastplate.

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Jennifer Lopez looked incredible at the event. Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Designed by Grace Ling, the stunning backless piece showcased Lopez's stunning figure - being cropped to show off her abdomen and a lil underboob.

Of course, 99.9% of people would probably look at Lopez's red carpet look and all agree that she looked remarkable - however, that didn't stop a number of nasty trolls criticizing the singer's attire and even body shaming the star.

And these comments didn't go unnoticed by body positivity advocate Alex Light, who took to Instagram to call out J-Lo's nasty critics.

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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez looked loved up at the event! Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty

Sharing a video of Lopez in the outfit alongside husband Ben Affleck, Light shared how the 'On The Floor' singer had received comments like: "Is she pregnant?","She's too old to dress like that. Even her belly is handing and you can tell she's holding it [in] lol. Start dressing more your age woman", and "Definitely not age appropriate. Not flattering at all. Small in the boob area and tight around the waist."

In response, Light wrote in her caption: "God this comment section made me angry. It’s nearly 2024 and yet we are *still* scrutinising women’s bodies. Why [the f***] do we care whether J Lo’s dress fits her perfectly/whether she has a minuscule fat roll/whether her stomach isn’t perfectly flat?"

"It’s madness! And the comments are bad, but what also pains me is how many people 'like' these comments - some of them have thousands of likes", she added, before concluding the post with the message: "Leave. Women. Alone."

In response to Light's post, fans quickly praised Light and showered J-Lo with love. "She could wear a rubbish bag and still look amazing," one person wrote.

Another asked: "And why are we as women still making these comments about other women?"

And a third added: "I would say quite a lot of it is jealousy because she is over 50 and is just mind-blowingly gorgeous and toned."

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Thankfully, many people had J-Lo's back. Credit: Charley Gallay / Stringer / Getty

Thankfully, it's great to see so many positive people turn out for Lopez and come to her defense. But they really shouldn't need to.

Let's all heed Light's advice and "Leave. Women. Alone", yeah?

Featured image credit: Charley Gallay / Stringer