Jennifer Love Hewitt pulled no punches as she hit back at trolls who accused her of being “fake” in a selfie she uploaded to social media this month.
According to reports, the Ghost Whisperer star was featured in an Instagram post uploaded by her hairstylist Nikki Lee, and certain internet denizens wasted no time in calling the actress out for her altered appearance.
This came after Jennifer had cut her hair into a bob and changed its color to a deep, rich brown. Her stylist captioned the post in question: “Was time to spice things up.”
As is often the case when a celebrity changes their appearance in some way, fans of the 44-year-old were quick to fill the comments field with remarks. Many of them were complimentary, though others attempted to belittle Love Hewitt by implying that she had undergone cosmetic procedures.
The actress, who rose to fame after appearing in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), was branded “unrecognizable” by some.
Now, while it’s usually standard practice for celebs to simply ignore their critics and naysayers in such circumstances, Love Hewitt decided to hit back at her detractors by posting a series of photos that played on the idea that she had changed her look via some sort of surgery.
“I look the same as always. Couldn’t look more natural. I woke up like this. Filters don’t change you that much.”
Needless to say, the tongue-in-cheek pictures featured a number of filters placed over Hewitt’s face. Exaggerated they may be, but the actress also implored people to be kind when commenting on other people’s photos.
She finished her post with: “Let people be filtered or unfiltered. Be good. Be kind. Spread love.”
Earlier this year, Love Hewitt’s appearance was scrutinized after she posted a picture to mark her 44th birthday.
“Woke up at 4am and was 44! I am deeply grateful, blessed, happy, sometimes insecure about aging, a mom of three incredible babies, married to the most handsome and awesome man, and really excited to see what this year has for us,” her post read.
“I feel magic in the air and I love magic. Off to work… thank you mom for giving me life. I miss you so much. Gonna get my job done and my birthday cheers on later. Ps Atticus got up way too early and sang me happy birthday! My heart melted. Now go have a great day everyone. It’s my birthday you have to do it! ❤️
There were many comments then left by fans and followers who were surprised by how different the former child star looked.
“I saw this picture in an article and thought they made a mistake because I didn’t believe it was JLH, I didn’t even see a resemblance. I came to Instagram to double check and I am shocked,” one person wrote.
Why doesn’t she look like herself? I’m so confused,” another added.
“That’s not her,” a third claimed. “It can’t be.”
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