Ashley Judd has been one of the top searched celebs on the internet lately, not because of her new show Missing, but because the media said her face looked “puffy.” The actress wrote a story about this and more on The Daily Beast to speak out against the media who have been attacking her.
In the story, Ashley says that this isn’t just a comment on how people criticize not only celebrities, but everyone. She says that everyone is criticized for the way they look, objectified and made to think that they should look a certain way. She says that no matter what she does or how she looks, someone has a negative comment about her appearance.
She says: “I hope the sharing of my thoughts can generate a new conversation: Why was a puffy face cause for such a conversation in the first place? How, and why, did people participate? If not in the conversation about me, in parallel ones about women in your sphere? What is the gloating about? What is the condemnation about? What is the self-righteous alleged “all knowing” stance of the media about? How does this symbolize constraints on girls and women, and encroach on our right to be simply as we are, at any given moment? How can we as individuals in our private lives make adjustments that support us in shedding unconscious actions, internalized beliefs, and fears about our worthiness, that perpetuate such meanness? What can we do as families, as groups of friends? Is what girls and women can do different from what boys and men can do? What does this have to do with how women are treated in the workplace?”
Watch Ashley speak out over this issue: