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Portia de Rossi’s Mocked With Hateful Comments For Being Too Thin

This week, Scandal actress Portia De Rossi and hit the red carpet for a PaleyFest panel with the rest of the show’s cast at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The next day, celeb websites and gossip mags were buzzing about apperance — but they weren’t talking about her role on the show.

De Rossi’s became the subject of a major mean girl attack when photos surfaced showing her looking what critics deemed as “too skinny.”

OK! Magazine published a slideshow of photos of the actress with the headline, “Portia De Rossi Is Skin And Bones Amid Relationship Trouble Rumors With Ellen DeGeneres,” and called her “frightening frail.”

Radar put up a similar slideshow and claimed, “Portia de Rossi recently created alarm when her midriff-baring top showed her too-skinny frame.”

Beyond the inherent wrongness of body-shaming any woman, the comments take on a whole new low when one remembers that de Rossi has discussed her lifelong struggles with an eating disorder many times.


She told the documentary series It Got Better in 2015.

I felt tremendous responsibility when I was 12 years old and I was put on a catwalk. My modeling agents had told me to go on a diet. So I didn’t eat for 10 days before then.”

De Rossi told Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts in a 2010 interview, reported ABC News.

From that age I learned that what I looked like was more important than what I thought, what I did and who I was.”

De Rossi has since seemingly managed to maintain a healthy weight, but even if she has lost weight recently, shaming her for being “too skinny” is a particularly hateful thing to do.

Eating disorders are serious diseases, and one wouldn’t shame someone for having cancer, so someone who suffers from an eating disorder shouldn’t be shamed for it, either.




Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres Rock The People’s Choice Awards

Winners for the People’s Choice Awards 2015 were announced during a live broadcast hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney last night on the CBS Television Network.

But the couple who owned the show was Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres. Photographers couldn’t get enough of them on the carpet, backstage and inside the show.

Both were nominated tonight were nominated for awards, with Portia is nominated with the cast of Scandal for Favorite Network TV Drama, and Ellen is up for the Favorite Daytime TV Host award, which she of course won. Meaning this is her 15th People’s Choice Award!

Now in its 41st year, the People’s Choice Awards is the only major awards show voted on entirely by the public for fan favourites in movies, music and television.

ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-people-04 ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-people-02 The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

Scandal’s Newest Cast Member Portia de Rossi Surprises Her Wife

Awwww, Scandal’s newest cast member Portia de Rossi surprised her wife (Ellen DeGeneres) by joining the entire cast of Scandal on the Ellen Show.


“You stopped texting me!” said Ellen in response to Portia appearance. Well, now she knows why.

Watch the videos here…

Ellen played a special game with the cast of “Scandal,” in which they had to guess each other’s secrets! But first, Kerry Washington had a BIG secret to reveal!

Ellen them issued a dare to the cast of “Scandal,” with a big prize for the winner…

Portia de Rossi to Join Scandal

Ellen DeGeneres, proudly announce to 29.8 million twitter followers that her wife Portia de Rossi, will feature in multiple episodes of the upcoming fourth season of ABC’s Scandal, which is on TV (in the US) September 25.

Degeneres tweets: “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on ‘Scandal’. Oops.” 

The Portia will join the Scandal storyline after season 3 wrapped up on a cliffhanger, with Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) taking off with Jake (Scott Foley) and leaving behind a devastated Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).