The "Bridget Jones' Diary" famed actress Renee Zellweger has slammed the society on obsession with women's outward appearance. She also shoots down reports about undergoing a plastic surgery. Earlier, the actress was rumoured to have an eye-lift job done back in 2014.
She not only nullified all the speculations but also added that this actually brings about a major issue of how women are perceived in this society.
"The 'eye surgery' tabloid story itself did not matter, but it became the catalyst for my inclusion in subsequent legitimate news stories about self-acceptance and women succumbing to social pressure to look and age a certain way."
"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," she said.
The 47-year-old actress also said that "double standard" against women should be ditched.
"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", she said.