Ashley Judd Responds to Nasty 'Puffy Face' Comments: It's 'Hatred Of Women'

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She just took it there! Ashley Judd says remarks about her "puffy face" were more than personal digs at her appearance, but an attack on lady-kind in general by a society full of haters. 

"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. 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.


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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!

Other stars have gone on the record to say they've never had it -- and never will! 



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  • Rhonda Potter
    Rhonda Potter

    What a stupid B*t*h!!!!!!! Never did like her!

  • Cosmetic Surgery Devon
    Cosmetic Surgery Devon

    she definitely had cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic Surgery Devon

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  • Jen

    The steroids aren't injected, they're pills. It doesn't say anywhere in the article that they were injected. Sorry ;)

  • Krista Keller
    Krista Keller

    I think she's right. "Hatred of women" is certainly not everywhere but it sure is not rare either. And there's a lot of subtle degrading that can drive you crazy, too. What she forgot to point out is that women themselves make sure things don't change by bitching each other to the ground. I can count male criticism regarding my looks on one hand. Don't ask me how often and how explicit women have gotten with their attempts to crack my self esteem!

  • Katie

    Seriously? I'm sick of women thinking they are so hard by - and this is coming from one! Stop thinking that women have it bad. Sure sometimes women are treated a bit different in certain situations but things are better now! Honestly, stop thinking everything bad said is 'hatred for women'.

  • Yohon Sabastian
    Yohon Sabastian

    I'd still FUCK her!!!

  • master yoda
    master yoda

    What a load of crap. Next time someone says she looks great, I hope she gives the same lecture. For years and years she has been an attractive hollywood darling. On a bad day, a peon says something snotty and we get the "off with their heads" bullshit. Welcome to the real world, Ash. This happens in the real world every day.

  • Hawk

    Has her show been cancelled yet?

  • mjlokedaddy

    Who's "we"?

  • mjlokedaddy

    Kinda like getting a nose job for a deviated septum. Wasn't that Jennifer Anniston's excuse?

  • Jack

    So when women some horrible degrading things about men. Is it there prerogative to do so. Or is it because women hate men, and it's a war on women?

  • mjlokedaddy

    Wow. Wtf happened to her face?

  • Kelly

    This is all a PR stunt. She's got a great publicist! She gains weight...and she goes on this huge attack. I didn't think people talked about her at all...but now she's got them talking. Job. Done. It's all to build publicity for that show she's on... *yawn*

  • Noah

    Right on? She is clearing covering up for the fact she got plastic surgery. Steroid injection for a sinus infection? Seriously!? When's the last time any of you normal people got face injections for a sinus infection? Clearly a cover-up by Miss Puffy Face Judd and her PR minions.

  • Ed Ross
    Ed Ross

    Ordinarily I get annoyed when celebrities talk about boring things like body image, clothes, make up etc, but this is different. There are two types of celebrities in this world: the ones that have been on Star Trek TNG, and the one's that haven't. Since she false squarely into the former category in her memorable performance as ensign Lefler, I agree with her whole heartedly and think that the haters need to back that smack-talk up. Though she did kiss Hugh Jackman in a movie once, so she loses a few points. Still, no need to say mean things about Star Trek actors who aren't Shatner.

  • Doc Weathers
    Doc Weathers

    ....sorry, this is just an excuse for being a little overweight

  • Marilynn Stiver Baker
    Marilynn Stiver Baker

    Ashley Judd gets more beautiful every day. She is one class act. Thank you Ashley for addressing this issue. You are right. We fight this on a consistent basis. It just sickens me at the audacity of ignorant people.

  • Clarie

    Ah, thank God that freedom of speech in the form of bigotry is alive and well in the USA.

  • Nancy

    Thank you for your comments Ashley. You are so right on!