Elizabeth Banks has always seemed one of the most genuinely nice and grounded celebrities out there, in addition to being a terrific actress. However, she’s raised a few eyebrows when she’s said that celebrities are ‘genetically superior’ in a recent podcast.
When discussing losing weight after birth, especially concerning celebrities, Elizabeth told WTF Podcast, “I like to believe that if I had carried my own baby, I would have bounced back. But who knows? And by the way, it’s such a horrible — women should not be expected to bounce back …”
She continues, “It’s a, I think, a true disservice what’s going on right now with all these celebrity moms … first of all, I just want to remind people that celebrities generally are genetically superior human beings on a certain level anyway … they’re mostly thin, you know, they got trainers, they work out, they’ve got money, they’ve got the ability, you know, and they are normally genetically predisposed to being thin people anyway.”
Is she joking? I guess if you take it in context when she adds, ‘on a certain level’, it’s not as extreme, but regardless, it’s not a statement that will make the general public happy. Elizabeth herself has been very vocal about having a child through surrogacy, meaning that she did not have to deal with getting back to her pre-pregnancy body, but it seems that despite the truth of the statement, it’s extreme to say that all celebrities manage to become skinny because of ‘genetic superiority’.