Don’t mess with Jenny from the Block
Jennifer Lopez may be 47-years-old and the mother of nine-year-old twins, but she still gives us all a run for her money when it comes to her body.
The Jenny from the Block singer recently took to her Instagram account to post a photo of her abs to her 67 million followers, with the selfie raking in over 1.5 million likes.
While lots of the comments focused on how fit and healthy the singer and actress looked, the picture actually proved to be incredibly divisive – causing almost as much of a debate as that blue and black/ white and gold dress.
The controversy in question was surrounding a smudge on the mirror, with some arguing that it was an editing mistake, accusing JLo of photoshopping her Instagram snap.
‘Is she missing a part of her waist? Or am I wrong?’ wrote one user, while another commented, ‘It’s photoshopped. You can see it in the picture. Right side of her waist.’ One even insisted, ‘Definitely photoshopped. Can’t see the missing body behind the smudge. It is transparent and I have yet to see a mirror that does that by itself.’
In fact the entire comment section of the photo became a debate as to whether the picture was edited on photoshop or not.
Clapping back at her haters, JLo commented on her photo, ‘Omg…just a smudge on the mirror…lol…not photoshop’, before adding a few hashtags to sum up her thoughts, ‘#lordblessthehaters #gymrat #youshouldtryit #wishtherewasphotoshopforhaters’
The 47-year-old has spoken about body confidence in the past, admitting that it has taken her while to feel comfortable in her body.
‘It's hard to avoid comparing yourself to others, and I've definitely been guilty of it myself,’ she explained in an interview with HELLO! Magazine. ‘I remember thinking I wasn't thin enough because I had curves. But I've learned that being healthy and feeling great aren't about having one specific body type; it's a completely individual thing.’
‘Feeling beautiful is an attitude,’ she continued, ‘and we should all look for the beautiful things we love about ourselves, regardless of how our bodies compare to someone else's.’
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