Renee Zellweger Pens Lengthy Essay Denying Having Plastic Surgery On Her Face

Posted on Sat Aug 6th, 2016 11:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

Left image courtesy of Getty Images for Elle Magazine

Renee Zellweger previously denied altering her face, and she’s at it again, this time penning a lengthy essay for the Huffington Post titled “We Can Do Better.”

“Not that it’s anyone’s business, but I did not make a decision to alter my face and have surgery on my eyes,” she wrote in a blog published on Friday (read the whole thing here). “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.”

“What if immaterial tabloid stories, judgments and misconceptions remained confined to the candy jar of low-brow entertainment and were replaced in mainstream media by far more important, necessary conversations?” she continued. “I’m writing because to be fair to myself, I must make some claim on the truths of my life, and because witnessing the transmutation of tabloid fodder from speculation to truth is deeply troubling,” she wrote. “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.”

After making headlines in 2014 following an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards (photo above), Zellweger said at the time, “I’m glad folks think I look different! I’m living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I’m thrilled that perhaps it shows.”

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