Los Angeles - Jennifer Aniston is "fed up" of pregnancy rumours.
The Friends star penned a lengthy essay for The Huffington Post newspaper where she insisted she has had enough of the "shocking lengths" the paparazzi will go to get a photo of her or her husband Justin Theroux.
She wrote: "Let me start by saying that addressing gossip is something I have never done. I don't like to give energy to the business of lies, but I wanted to participate in a larger conversation that has already begun and needs to continue. Since I'm not on social media, I decided to put my thoughts here in writing.
"For the record, I am not pregnant. What I am is fed up. I'm fed up with the sport-like scrutiny and body shaming that occurs daily under the guise of 'journalism,' the 'First Amendment' and 'celebrity news.'
"Every day my husband and I are harassed by dozens of aggressive photographers staked outside our home who will go to shocking lengths to obtain any kind of photo, even if it means endangering us or the unlucky pedestrians who happen to be nearby. But setting aside the public safety aspect, I want to focus on the bigger picture of what this insane tabloid ritual represents to all of us."
The 47-year-old actress went on to slam the "objectification and scrutiny" women are put through.
She added: "The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. The way I am portrayed by the media is simply a reflection of how we see and portray women in general, measured against some warped standard of beauty.
"Sometimes cultural standards just need a different perspective so we can see them for what they really are - a collective acceptance ... a subconscious agreement. We are in charge of our agreement. Little girls everywhere are absorbing our agreement, passive or otherwise."
Click here to read the full essay.
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