I’m pretty sure you’ve all seen the latest photos of Renée Zellweger that surfaced some time ago. Of course you’ve seen them – they were on practically any and every website that you could have visited. Long op-eds, in-depth analyses and comedic ribbing were written on her new appearance. Everyone seemed to have an opinion on this “shocking” new visage. Although Renée Zellweger hasn’t admitted to undergoing any sort of plastic surgery on her face, it’s pretty obvious that that’s what happened, and most people have pretty much come to this conclusion.
My issue is this: why on earth would Renée Zellweger even feel the need to obtain any sort of cosmetic surgery?! Why, as a woman who is no longer in her twenties, would she ever think that she should have work done in an attempt to mask the appearance of her real age? I mean, come on! When was the last time you heard of our society glorifying the beauty of young women? When has a major blockbuster franchise ever cast some gorgeous twenty-something unknown model/actress type instead of a seasoned actress just because said model/actress was twenty-something and pretty? When have you ever heard of a man leaving his faithful, devoted wife of thirty years for some young floozy who’s old enough to be his (grand)daughter just because she was younger and prettier than his wife? When do these things ever happen? For a woman to therefore feel that her age makes people perceive her in a negative light is baffling to me! I cannot, for the life of me, understand why any woman would therefore want to make her skin seem tighter, her wrinkles appear smaller and her overall appearance younger! Why?!
Furthermore, Renée Zellweger is a Hollywood actress and she allegedly had some sort of work done on her face?! The nerve! What an absolute freak of nature! I mean, it’s not like other Hollywood actresses have ever done the same thing! Critics, viewers and directors, haven’t been known to make older actresses feel dispensable or obsolete because of their age. The fact that models in their twenties and thirties are used in commercials for anti-wrinkle creams shouldn’t be perceived as insulting or threatening! It’s also no big deal at all that magazines have a particular habit of using comparative headlines like “Today’s Top Female Superstars: 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.” Why should you feel uncomfortable with your age simply because we make it seem that anything above 40 is taboo?
Renée Zellweger has obviously taken our society’s obvious and shallow perception of age out of context, so she clearly deserves all the mocking and humiliation thrown her away, while those doing the mocking could never be accused of being superficial, idiotic and hypocritical assholes! Renée, girl, get your act together.