In her latest Instagram post, Tessa has shared that she has always been considered by others as ‘fat’ and also emphasized that it is high time for society to change.
“STOP!!! As a child or as a woman, I have never heard anyone say to me, “you look perfect”. I was always considered “fat” in their judgemental eyes and they would not hesitate to tell me that either. Society has set some rules over what your body should look like- Thin, fair, tall, and with curves. Based on this societal conditioning and constant body shaming, most girls I know think they are fat (sic),” she said in her note.
The actress further added that aging is a natural and inevitable process and one should start understanding that it is perfectly okay to age.
“Another aspect is aging, which is both natural and inevitable. In this case too, societal conditioning makes aging appear undesirable and people are encouraged to look young. This is reinforced with images of actors and models who appear to defy aging and look young. Of course, what is unseen is the huge sums they splurge to maintain their young looks. I think it is high time to say that is perfectly okay to age, it is perfectly okay if your body size evolves naturally (sic),” she added.
She further said, “As long as you are happy with your body, nobody has the right to comment on it. I think we as a society should stop making people conscious and ruining their confidence through body shaming and age shaming and should instead show understanding. After all, we are all humans with emotions! (sic).”
Meanwhile, Tessa Joseph marked her debut in movies with the 2003 film ‘Pattalam’ wherein she essayed the love interest of Mammootty’s character.