Leah Remini finds herself in the news for a lot of reasons these days. Obviously, there is her entertainment career, with her most recently serving as a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, and of course, there are her outspoken criticisms of the Church of Scientology. Occasionally though, she also finds herself in the headlines for her supposed history of plastic surgery.
Most often, these involve standard supermarket tabloid tropes like claiming that she “looks unrecognizable” or “she’s going too far with Botox.” More often than not, these same outlets quote doctors who have never treated Remini to speculate on what work she has or hasn’t had done. It’s sad that so much time and effort go into wasteful stories like this. For one, who cares what another person does? It’s no one’s business but their own.
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Here’s the thing: Remini did get botox—and she isn’t afraid to talk about it. She hasn’t even sworn off the idea of possibly getting plastic surgery. A couple of years ago, a Twitter user commented on how stiff Remini’s face appeared, to which Remini gracefully responded: “I haven’t had plastic surgery yet, but the fact that you noticed my face isn’t moving, means my Botox has lasted all this time, I see that as a positive.”
She isn’t hiding the fact that she’s had Botox injections. She even implied that she may one day get plastic surgery. Remini’s cosmetic treatments do not concern the gossip media one bit, but they tragically get used as a way to take unfair shots at the actress. Readers should disregard any doctor that feels the need to comment on someone’s “attractiveness” while giving their medical opinion anywhere in the media, but especially in the tabloids.
It’s also worth noting that this kind of speculation and outright fabrication rarely happens for men in the entertainment industry. Why is that? It’s an obvious double standard that needs to be pointed out often. There is a completely unfair pressure put on women on TV and in film to stay young, and then, when they inevitably feel the need to get Botox or a facelift or whatever, they are chastised again! It’s a no-win situation for women.
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