Ever since Channing Tatum started dating Jessie J people have been busy comparing her to Channing’s ex-wife, Jenna Dewan. The singer just shared a long, emotional message about how she would like people to stop already. She wrote:
“I rarely, but sometimes see that my name is involved in stories online that I do not agree to,” she began in a lengthy statement. “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 continued.
“I am here to talk about the headline and the way the story has been written,” she said. “I have continuously tried to find something positive from this article…I am yet to. Who feels good from this story?” I know I don’t. The “Domino” singer asked “who does this story inspire?” and slammed the media for “picking favorites” with women but not men.
“You only have to look at a few women but mostly women ripping other women down,” she said. “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 continued, “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.”
“So…I ask the media again to realize the power in which you have in changing the world,” Jessie said. “How you can help the younger generations grow up to be nicer to themselves, and to each other. To change in a positive way what young women read and see and how it impacts their personal view on themselves regarding beauty, and how they see those around them. We are all unique.”
The “Bang Bang” singer went on to explain that she saw the opportunity to speak on a “bigger lesson.”
“I am a woman that supports ALL women,” she said. “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,” she concluded. “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.”
Jenna responded to Jessie’s statement applauding her:
— Jenna Dewan (@jennadewan) November 17, 2018
Channing’s ex-wife also responded to a fan who said that Tatum has a “type.” “Positive vibes all the way,” she replied adding a kiss emoji.
All this comes after Tatum himself addressed the rumours of dating Jessie, by making his first comment about the singer. He shared a photo from her concert at Royal Albert Hall, and captioned it: This woman just poured her heart out on stage at the Royal Albert Hall. Whoever was there got to witness something special. Wow.
Jenna and Channing are obviously moving on from each other as she is openly dating another guy too, Tony winner Steve Kazee. We should all learn from these two!