Let us all take a moment and bow down before Alyssa Milano. Known for sharing her voice, especially when it comes to respecting women, Milano is at it once again. On Wednesday morning, the former Mistresses actress schooled those who like to bash and scrutinize females, including the media and our culture when Milano apparently tweeted in response to Renée Zellweger trending on Twitter.
Since the dawn of time, women have been put under a microscope, whether it be for their hairstyle, their clothing, their weight, their height, their job, their choice to be a stay-at-home mom — the list of criticisms goes on and on. What is it about these "judgy people," as Milano calls them, that they have nothing better to do with their lives than pick people (men and women) apart piece by piece? It's frustrating, and, sadly, it continues. Milano's statement, which you can check out below, is spoken like the beautiful, intelligent, and talented lady that she is. As she says, we need to discipline those who are making distasteful comments. I'm not saying people can't have their own opinions or should surrender their right to free speech, but there's a time and place for everything. As most of our mothers and fathers taught us, sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut.
This all comes at the perfect time, since Renée Zellweger is being ridiculed for her "new look." Yes, Zellweger's recent red carpet appearance showcased a different woman than we remember in Chicago, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Empire Records, but leave your rude comments at home. Like Milano, Zellweger responded to the backlash in the classiest of ways. As she said, "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." She added, “People don’t know me [as] healthy for a while. Perhaps I look different. Who doesn’t as they get older?! Ha. But I am different. I’m happy.” Let's leave it that.
Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler also recently said she's happy not being perfect shining a light on something that should be common sense: no one is perfect and who would want to be?
Anyone else want to high five these ladies? Yeah, me too.