Jennifer Aniston has been one of the most celebrated TV actresses. There’s no denying that she was at her peak during those F.R.I.E.N.D.S years. She did star in quite a few movies since then, but her stature and popularity never reached where it used to be. And now with Social Media outlets creating more and more “celebrities”, she claims that ‘Real’ Hollywood is dying as there are no “Movie Stars” anymore! Unfortunately for her, this has caught her under a lot of fan fire.
How Hollywood Has Changed
There has been a massive paradigm shift in the entertainment industry. The competition hasn’t just risen with streaming services as content creators have taken to YouTube, TikTok, and several other outlets to become famous. At the end of the day, good entertainment sells in whatever way it gets provided. And that has allowed many talented people to break through the ranks and become household names. So in a way, Jennifer Aniston is right in her sentiment that the number of “Ture Movie Stars” has gone down massively.
Anniston took part in an exclusive interview with Allure’s Danielle Pergament and the FRIENDS star was pretty hospitable the entire time. Pergament told one of her friends that she was interviewing Aniston, and he replied:
“One thought is this. No one’s ever going to be famous the way she is. That kind of mass-fame phenomenon burning so bright for so long, it’s just not achievable today. She’s like a silent-film star among a generation of TikTok dipshits.”
The journalist showed this text to the actress and her reply was quite interesting, to say the least. She said:
“Whoa. Oh, that just gave me chills. I’m a little choked up. I feel like it’s dying. There are no more movie stars. There’s no more glamour. Even the Oscar parties used to be so fun….”
While she may have a point, the fans haven’t taken too lightly to this.
The Fan Reactions To Aniston’s “Truth”
People have reacted to this in an interesting way though. While some people on Twitter shared her sentiment, others looked even further into the situation. Here are a few reactions to look at:
I mean this is what happens when you have tiktok stars like addison rae getting invited to met gala and getting films….
— heartbreak prince (@varunat19) November 9, 2022
I mean I kind of agree with you but her statement feels so weird it's like she's saying "oh no, why are these peasants among us rich people."
— Crow (Stressed arc) (@Crow0__0) November 9, 2022
This next one is quite funny!
jennifer aniston when popularity and the stereotype of success isn’t reserved to hollywood, but instead it evolves as basically any other thing ever created by the human race pic.twitter.com/PYBljoa5sR
— booty_buster23 (@MrJ890) November 9, 2022
The true interpretation of what Aniston said:
shes talking about iconicism and glamour and yall are talking about "ppl still win oscars" right,, the oscars no one tunes into anymore, because of social media, which is her point. ppl are more likely to read about the oscars on twitter than watch them
— merc*.✧ (marcies bff) (@sashimiiso) November 9, 2022
Hits below the belt…
She hasn’t been relevant since Friends
— matt (@Iifesupport) November 9, 2022
This next thread though…
Marley & Me, Bruce Almighty, Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers. Just to name a few. Each of them crossed the $100m mark domestically.
— B (@TheBeBe921) November 9, 2022
While Aniston hasn’t managed to be as successful as she was during FRIENDS, she did have a few good performances to give us. One underrated movie of hers is Office Space. And you’ve got to know that she wasn’t talking about herself. She meant movie stars in general. So, maybe we should cut her some slack, don’t you think?