Ashley Judd's Puffy Face: Why Do We Care?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Actress Ashley Judd is again in the media spotlight for slamming the media spotlight. This week, Judd penned an article in Daily Beast about her appearance — specifically her so-called "puffy face" — and the media’s obsession with it. Judd writes that she chose to address the criticism because it was "misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle." Judd’s response has led to questions about the way celebrities, especially women, are represented in the media, and our culture's obsession with celebrities' faults. Mary Elizabeth Williams writes about women and the media as a Staff Writer for Salon. Cindy Gallop is an advertising consultant and former chairwoman of the advertising agency BBH.

Guests:

Cindy Gallop and Mary Elizabeth Williams

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Rick Evans from 02368

You have to love how Celeste spends minutes talking about Ashley Judd's face and about the speculation about why her face appears as it does then asserts she's not going to talk about why her face appears this way because it's 'none of our business'. I didn't even know about this story until Celeste and company brought it up.

Apr. 11 2012 09:54 AM

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