Ulrika Jonsson has slammed Jennifer Lopez for posing completely nude to promote her new single – saying the sight of the singer – who is two years younger than her – in the buff made her ‘cry inside.’
The former Gladiator presenter, 53, accused Jennifer, 51, of setting ‘unrealistic expectations’ of women’s bodies that was damaging.
The attack comes after JLo stripped off for the racy video of her new track In The Morning, and shared a number of shots of her gym-honed bod to Instagram, sending her followers into meltdown.
But Ulrika was distinctly unimpressed by the feat which she ‘made her feel awful’ while also adding her daughter Bo, 20, saw the attention-grabbing display as ‘toxic.’
Writing a scathing article in The Sun, Ulrika fired: “As a mum of four — two of whom are young girls aged 16 and 20 — I’m painfully worried about what the effect of being surrounded by these images is doing to them and their sense of self-worth.
“They may pretend to me that they are savvy and aware of filters and that these images are sometimes considerably distanced from reality, but I also know that, deep down, they will look in the mirror or at the selfie they take and feel utterly inconsequential.”
The star said that Jen looks better than she did at 27 with her skin showing no sign of ‘ cellulite, puckering or aging.’
Ulrika also took aim at Jennifer Aniston who posed in her gym-wear for a sportswear campaign this week in a variety of athletic shots.
“When I looked at the gorgeous Jennifer Aniston a couple of days ago I found myself asking what my excuses were for not looking like that,” said Ulrika, who described herself as a ‘dried-up old has-been.’
Mum Ulrika said she prefers to show a more honest depiction of her life, away from filters and Photoshop, which she believes more women want to see.
Earlier this week Ulrika shared a snap of her posing make-up free.
She also shared a nude shot of her standing with her rear to the mirror where she told fans she was ‘reclaiming’ her naked body.
In one caption she wrote: ‘Better? No one scared any more by a knackered mum without make-up who enjoys rum upon occasion? Even knackered-er tonight. And anaemic. Other than that. Soldiering on. #aunaturel.”
In another she added: “So no makeup, no shizz. I’ve decided I’m going to become a prolific Instagram poster-er [sic]. I’m not gonna curate my posts. I’m just gonna put it out there so bleurgh. How ’bout that?”
The mum to Cameron, 26, Bo, 20, Martha, 16, and Malcom, 12, said she would have gone further with her ‘honest’ naked pictures but didn’t want to offend her children.