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24th Feb 2021

Kate Winslet experienced “horrible” body shaming after Titanic

Jade Hayden

“If she just lost five pounds, Leo would’ve been able to fit on the raft.”

Kate Winslet has shared her “horrible” experience of body shaming in the media after the release of Titanic.

The actor, who played Rose in the 1997 James Cameron film, said she was criticised consistently following the movie’s release, most notably about how she looked.

Winslet told the Guardian that in the ’90s, tabloid publications would run stories commenting of her size and even guessing how much she weighed.

“It was almost laughable how shocking, how critical, how straight-up cruel tabloid journalists were to me,” she said.

“I was still figuring out who the hell I bloody well was! They would comment on my size, they”d estimate what I weighed, they’d print the supposed diet I was on. It was critical and horrible and so upsetting to read.