Ashley Judd Responds to Nasty ‘Puffy Face’ Comments: It’s ‘Hatred Of Women’
“I think that it’s hatred of women that invites the criticism,” she tells NBC Nightly News in an interview that airs Wednesday night. “I think it’s the objectification of girls and women and this hyper-sexualization of our society that invites the criticism. It doesn’t have anything to do with me, really, and how I look.”
In a Daily Beast op-ed, she writes:
“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 essay clearly touched Miley Cyrus, who tweeted her support to Ashley.
thank you @AshleyJudd This article was music to my ears. Beautifully said and beyond inspiring. I hope everyone woman reads this.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 10, 2012
For the record, as Celebuzz reported when the plastic surgery rumors began, the 43-year-old Missing star was on a dose of steroids to treat a sinus infection. As often the case, the medication caused a little bloating.
While Ashley was quick to set the record straight, other stars have done the same by confirming they’ve had a little assistance looking to fantastic. Either way, honesty is always the best policy!