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."

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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.

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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