Ashley Judd Slams Critics of Her “Puffy” Face
Ashley Judd did NOT have plastic surgery – and she does not appreciate news outlets and social media speculating on what kind of procedures she’s had. To set the record straight, the 43 year-old star of ABC’s new show Missing has published an intense op-ed in The Daily Beast.
Though Ashley says she has a policy not to read things written about her, she says, “I choose to address it because the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle. The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about.”
She explains that she did not have work done; she was “sick for more than a month and on medication (multiple rounds of steroids).” She’s also annoyed that when her skin appears flawless, plastic surgeons conclude she has “clearly” had work done – but when her face looks different, she is accused of “F-ing” up her face.
Perhaps her most poignant comments are about weight gain: “When I have gained weight, going from my usual size two/four to a six/eight after a lazy six months of not exercising, and that weight gain shows in my face and arms, I am a “cow” and a “pig” and I “better watch out” because my husband “is looking for his second wife.” (Did you catch how this one engenders competition and fear between women? How it also suggests that my husband values me based only on my physical appearance? Classic sexism. We won’t even address how extraordinary it is that a size eight would be heckled as “fat.”)”
Be sure to read Ashley’s entire article…she’s right women are the worst offenders when it comes to taking down other women!