Renee Zellweger didn’t go under the knife, thank you very much. The Bridget Jones' Baby actress penned a powerful op-ed for The Huffington Post (à la Jennifer Aniston) and slammed recent speculation about her appearance, denying she got a face and eye lift.
Titled “We Can Do Better,” Zellweger dove into how “it’s no secret a woman’s worth has historically been measured by her appearance,” before addressing the internet’s speculation head on.
“Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes,” the actress wrote. Zellweger explained that her decision to respond comes after she felt her silence made her look like “a suspicious character.”
Chatter about Zellweger’s appearance was first ignited after she resurfaced on the red carpet at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in October 2014. According to some Twitter users, Zellweger looked suspiciously wrinkle-free.
"Although we have evolved to acknowledge the importance of female participation in determining the success of society, and take for granted that women are standard bearers in all realms of high profile position and influence, the double standard used to diminish our contributions remains,” Zellweger continued in her post, "and is perpetuated by the negative conversation which enters our consciousness every day as snark entertainment."
The Bridget Jones star suggested that we instead focus on the “countless significant, unprecedented current events affecting our world."
“Maybe we could talk more about our many true societal challenges and how we can do better,” she concluded.
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