Renée Zellweger Finally Addresses THOSE Plastic Surgery Rumors

It’s no secret that Renée Zellweger’s changing appearance has been a hot topic for the past two years. Did she or didn’t she—and is it really any of our business? The 47-year-old is finally setting the record straight.

In a somewhat scathing essay entitled “We Can Do Better,” published in the Huffington Post yesterday, Zellweger addresses the rumors concerning her face (she had previously been silent on the subject) calling out the media and how it portrays women. The star said her reason for writing the piece was to “make claims on truths in my life.”

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“In October 2014, a tabloid newspaper article reported that I’d likely had surgery to alter my eyes.”

“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 importance 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.”

Zellweger then goes on to stress how much she thinks this kind of speculation hurts women’s contributions in society. “Too skinny, too fat, showing age, better as a brunette, cellulite thighs, facelift scandal, going bald, fat belly or bump? Ugly shoes, ugly feet, ugly smile, ugly hands, ugly dress, ugly laugh; headline material which emphasizes the implied variables meant to determine a person’s worth, and serve as parameters around a very narrow suggested margin within which every one of us must exist in order to be considered socially acceptable and professionally valuable, and to avoid painful ridicule. The resulting message is problematic for younger generations and impressionable minds, and undoubtably triggers myriad subsequent issues regarding conformity, prejudice, equality, self-acceptance, bullying and health.”

6 Comments
  • Anonymous
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    You go girl! It's none of my business that's for sure. If you're happy who the f##k cares. We all think it's media that perpetuates this obsession with beauty, it's not. It's businesses, it's the beauty companies that make money off of the fear that we as women in this society won't be accepted unless we look a certain way. One thing I know is follow the money. My case in point after reading this article look below at the advertisements. Add 10 years, hair looks awesome with this product, find the perfect cut for your face shape, blah blah blah. Money, money, money.

  • connie
    Posted on

    better for her to ignore comments than to rant and give everyone another reason to speculate

  • lds10
    Posted on

    So her answer is, "it is no ones business?"... OK, but if you change your appearance, one should assume it will be mentioned. Famous or not!

  • neil
    Posted on

    Of course she didn't say if she did, or didn't. What she said, is that it her business, and no one else's. But, it seems that, with age, she becomes better looking.

  • Malea
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    Who cares if she did? It's her life, and her face to do with what she wants. If getting an eye lift is the very worst thing that a celebrity does to themselves??? Well then, bravo for them! At least she doesn't look like Joan Rivers or Joclyn Widenstein! So, good for you, one way or the other!

  • gracie
    Posted on

    let's leave this woman alone already. she's a talented actor, seems like a nice person...we should just appreciate her work and that should be enough.

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