Hautetalk: Why Do We Troll Actresses For Ageing, But Shame Them For Undergoing Surgery To Look Younger?What are they supposed to do?
Kareena Kapoor is currently promoting her upcoming Netflix mystery thriller film Jaane Jaan directed by Sujoy Ghosh. And we’re totally falling head over heels for her once again, thanks to her stunning promotional looks. However, trolls have taken to social media to attack the actress on how she looks old. On the other hand, many actresses are attacked by social media users for going under the knife and it’s not just the old actresses but also the younger ones who are attacked.
Kareena Kapoor is not the first actress to be attacked for ageing. We’ve seen trolls severely attack Malaika Arora, Sushmita Sen, Katrina Kaif and many more stars simply because their age is showing on their skin. But that’s bound to happen na? We all grow old with time and so does our skin. It’s not uncommon for us to develop wrinkles and sagging skin. Biological ageing is normal but this doesn’t stop social media users from leaving demeaning and derogatory comments on pictures and posts of actresses calling them “expiry products” and “aunty”. Trolls have also asked actresses to retire because they’re ageing and mind you, these actresses have been ageing like fine wine and we’re not complaining.
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From the looks of it, social media users are not a fan of ageing actresses so, it should be fine for them to get Botox or fillers to look younger, right? Wrong. The Internet has started considering public figures as public property and has started shaming them for going under the knife as well. Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Shruti Haasan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty and many more actresses have undergone cosmetic procedures and all of them have been shamed for it. So, we don’t want them to look old despite their biological age but we also don’t want them to undergo cosmetic procedures to look reverse ageing and look younger. Toh kya karen?
Does anyone have any magic potion to prevent ageing and keep our favourite actresses immortal? Because clearly, trolls just won’t let them live no matter what they do. First, they’re age-shamed and then they’re plastic surgery-shamed. Where do they go then? What are they supposed to do? Become vampires, huh?
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What makes all this even worse is the fact that even younger stars are shamed time and again for looking good or undergoing cosmetic procedures. We’re all aware of how Nysa Devgan was shamed for her skin colour and now when her complexion looks clearer (due to cosmetic procedures as per rumour mills), trolls don’t like it either. From Janhvi Kapoor to Shanaya Kapoor to Samantha Ruth Prabhu, every single actress has been shamed for doing something to enhance their features. All of this despite all this talk about the freedom of choice.
We’ve time and again spoken about breaking societal beauty standards and norms but this doesn’t mean that we shame those who choose to enhance their features or change something about themselves. At the end of the day, it’s about making a choice. More importantly, it’s not okay to plastic surgery-shame people. Not everyone is doing it because they’re a victim of unrealistic beauty standards. I’m personally not a fan of cosmetic procedures and I would recommend people accept themselves the way they are but if they don’t want to, who are we to judge them? Who are we to tell someone that they’re “plastic” because they did something to look the way they desire? Why do we rush to judge a woman who chooses to do something that we’re not okay with?
A few months ago, Uorfi Javed opened up about getting fillers and spoke about undergoing cosmetic procedures. The Bigg Boss OTT star urged people to get fillers and surgeries instead of struggling with insecurities about their face and body and hating themselves. And that’s how it should be right? But it’s not!
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However, society has set some truly unrealistic beauty standards that most women cannot live up to and when they try to live up to those standards by going under the knife, they get shamed for that too. Toh kya karen fir hum? Where do we really go and what do we do for society to stop judging and attacking us for something as simple as breathing the wrong way (read: breathing the way we like it)?