Everyone Hates Meg Ryan For Reminding Us Eternal Youth Doesn't Exist

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Meg Ryan’s appearance criticized after Tony Awards

Meg Ryan made an appearance at the Tony Awards last night, and now her face is trending. Not kidding.

People just can’t seem to believe that she doesn’t look the same way she did in When Harry Met Sally. You know, that movie from 1989?

Now everyone is speculating about the plastic surgery she must have gotten. “The veteran actress introduced the cast performance of “She Loves Me” at the Tony Awards 2016 while sporting a different look, which had many on Twitter comparing Meg to a certain painted-up Batman villain,” wrote one celebrity rag. Twitter also weighed in:

She still looks like Meg Ryan. This is what Meg Ryan looks like now. As if plastic surgery is something that surprises people? Women are expected to stay young forever in Hollywood, so plastic surgery has become the norm. But make sure it really looks like you’ve managed to stop time or else the internet will turn on you. Here are some headlines from today:

Fox News: What Happened To Meg Ryan’s Face?

New York Daily News: Meg Ryan’s Face And Dress At The Tony’s Scare Internet Meg Ryan Shocks With Dramatically Different Face

“I don’t pay a lot of attention, frankly,” Ryan told Net-a-Porter in 2015 about the plastic surgery speculation. “There’s a lot of hatred in the world today. It’s so easy to judge. “Imagine being a hater, how stupid,” she added. “I love my age,´ Ryan told the magazine. “I love my life right now. I love the person I’ve become, the one I’ve evolved into.”

Let’s be clear: we as a society don’t have a problem with plastic surgery. It’s everywhere. It’s almost more surprising to see women in Hollywood without it. We have a problem when someone has plastic surgery and fails to convince us they didn’t. No one has a problem with the fact that women in Hollywood are expected to look younger and younger every year – we only have a problem with being reminded that the expectation is ridiculous.

We all age. It’s okay.

Not visibly aging goes against the laws of nature. We don’t care about that. We don’t care that Ryan’s face has changed or that she’s probably had some work done. We care that she wasn’t able to do it without us noticing. We care that the veil has been lifted.

Get a grip, internet. We’re all going to die. Those of us who are lucky enough are going to wither into old age. It’s time we start celebrating that fortune instead of resisting it. And if we aren’t going to celebrate it, we at least can stop acting surprised when people — especially actors — try their best to rally against it.

We don’t exactly make aging in Hollywood easy.

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