Renee Zellweger is speaking out!
It’s been almost two years since her appearance at Elle‘s 21st annual Women in Hollywood Awards had everyone in the world taking a collective gasp.
In case you don’t remember, the blonde walked the red carpet looking COMPLETELY unrecognizable, which sparked a lot of plastic surgery rumors.
And while Miz Zellweger was quick to address the gossip back in 2014, she’s still speaking about it today!
On Friday, Huffington Post published a powerful op-ed by the actress, titled We Can Do Better, in which she slammed society’s constant surgery speculation!
The gorgeous gal admitted she was writing to reclaim “the truths of my life,” saying:
“Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes. This fact is of no true import to anyone at all, but that the possibility alone was discussed among respected journalists and became a public conversation is a disconcerting illustration of news/entertainment confusion and society’s fixation on physicality.”
The 47-year-old continued to bash the sexist way women are perceived, especially in entertainment, adding:
“It’s no secret a woman’s worth has historically been measured by her appearance. 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, and is perpetuated by the negative conversation which enters our consciousness every day as snark entertainment.”
The Texas native also called out the tabloids for taking attention away from important issues in order to focus on “humiliating” headlines about plastic surgery:
“It increasingly takes air time away from the countless significant unprecedented current events affecting our world. It saturates our culture, perpetuates unkind and unwise double standards, lowers the level of social and political discourse, standardizes cruelty as a cultural norm, and inundates people with information that does not matter.”
You’re so right, girl!
You can read Renee’s powerful post in full here!
[Image via Lia Toby/WENN.]