Jessie J Responds To Jenna Dewan Comparisons: ‘I Am So Disappointed'
By Peyton Blakemore
November 17, 2018
Jessie J is not here for the Internet comparing her to her boyfriend Channing Tatum's ex, Jenna Dewan.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the 30-year-old singer responded to comments made by fans about her resembling the actress and dancer. "I rarely, but sometimes see that my name is involved in stories online that I do not agree to. I often ignore them as 99% of the time it is something that doesn’t serve any positivity to speak on. However there is a story I have seen be rewritten over and over again in the past few weeks that talks about myself compared directly to another beautiful woman regarding our looks and people picking who they think is prettier," she wrote. "I am here to talk about the headline and the way the story has been written, I have continuously tried to find something positive from this article… I am yet to."
She continued: "Who feels good from this story? Who does this story inspire? Is picking who is prettier and then continuing to say why a good activity for women to participate in? No."
"I’m talking in general too. Beyond this story. It’s constant with women. Picking favorites. Do the media do it with men? No. Are women gaining a positive lesson from it? No," the British singer added. "You only have to look at a few of the comments to see that these stories are not inspiring women supporting women but mostly women ripping other women down."
Jessie then went on to explain how people's mean comments, and their comparison of her to Jenna has personally affected her. She also noted the general negative impact girl-to-girl comparisons has on young girls. "I am so disappointed and embarrassed that my name is even involved. It’s not something I stand for, at all. I don’t take stories like this lightly. Because I know the kind of impact it has on younger girls reading it," she explained. "I spent so much of my childhood trying to be comfortable in my skin just like so many other little girls, and when I got older, decided to spend my career making lots of music to try and help/inspire myself and all other women to see their beauty from the inside out and will continue to do so. Man does the world need it. More now than ever."
"I am a woman that supports ALL women," Jessie declared. "I am a woman that loves ALL women and will not stand quietly when the media is teach young girls to constantly compare one another. Or to pick who they think is prettier."
"We are all BEAUTIFUL. We are enough just the way we are. Be the best you!!! You can’t wake up and be anyone but YOU.So please love your face, your body, your mind and your heart. Be good to yourself. And to those around you. Be sensitive with your words. Be kind with your words. You have no idea what they can to do someone. Alone ladies, we are strong. But TOGETHER?! US WOMEN can truly CHANGE THE WORLD," she concluded.
Earlier this week, fans bombarded Jenna with comments about her looking like Jessie, which drove the "World of Dance" host to give her take on the look-alike claims.
On Monday (November 12) when Jenna posted photos of herself at the Baby2Baby Gala one of her followers commented that they, unlike the rest of the Internet, did not believe Jenna and Jessie have any sort of resemblance. "FIRST OF ALL...whenever I hear of the 'striking resemblance' w/ Jessie J and Jenna Dewan my only thoughts are ummmmm no [laughing emoji] not even close," the user wrote. "And I don't have a horse in the race but gf you are untouchable. Just trying to spread positive vibes, keep doing you...to an absolute outsider from a small town do are doing it seemlessly [sic]."
Jenna then replied to the Instagram user, writing, "positive vibes all the way." She also added a kissy face emoji.
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