Rose McGowan Writes Powerful Response to Critic of Renee Zellweger's Face: "What You Are Doing Is Vile"

"You are an active endorser of what is tantamount to harassment and abuse of actresses and women."

In a piece written by new Variety film critic Owen Gleiberman titled "Renee Zellweger: If She No Longer Looks Like Herself Has She Become a Different Actress?", Gleiberman uses Zellweger as a jumping-off point from which to discuss plastic surgery in Hollywood. Except, you know, he uses lines like this to justify his "critique": "Zellweger, with pillowy cheeks and quizzically pursed lips and that singular squint, was beautiful, but not in the way that a Nicole Kidman or a Julia Roberts was" and "Zellweger was no flash in the pan" and "It may sound like I'm being patronizing," to which, yeah you *do* sound like that, Gleiberman. I'll give you that one.

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And with 256 comments on the article alone (most to the tune of "are you serious?" ), it's got some readers frustrated—including Rose McGowan. The actress-turned-activist-and-filmmaker took her thoughts to The Hollywood Reporter, and she doesn't miss a beat:

McGowan goes on to replace the entire article with men's names, to point out the inherently sexist and privileged take on Zellweger's appearance. She ends with: "You are simply a bully on semiglossy paper."

Read the full piece here.

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