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Ashley Judd's Puffy Face is from Steroids for a Sinus Infection - Rips "Nasty Gendered Misogynistic" Criticism

Apr 11, 2012
Ashley's puffy face draws questions - Judd fires back.

Ashley Judd has a lot to say about her puffy face.

The US actress wrote a lengthy rebuttal to the media for its "pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic" comments about her puffy face in recent weeks that set off rumors of plastic surgery and facial injections.

The photo above was one from an appearance in New York City on March 14 and the puffiness of her face and her general overall bloated shape had some asking questions about cosmetic surgery, injections and tons of speculation about what Ashley had done.

Ashley doesn't believe that is fair - she blames steroids for her lack of shape and puffy face and she says she was taking the medication to combat a sinus infection.

She hops on a soap box and tells anyone who will listen that she feels wronged.

She writes at the Daily Beast:

"The assault on our body image, the hypersexualization of girls and women and subsequent degradation of our sexuality as we walk through the decades, and the general incessant objectification is what this conversation allegedly about my face is really about."

Her entire piece is here.

Judd’s rep, Cara Tripicchio issued this statement after the stories of her puffy face hit:

“For the record, this is unequivocally not true. Ashley has been battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. Therefore, Ashley has been on a heavy dose of medication to overcome it, so she could get on a plane and travel to Toronto and New York to fulfill her commitment of completing four consecutive days of press to promote her new show.

“This may have contributed to her face appearing ‘puffy’… however anyone who is truly paying attention and not looking to perpetuate a ridiculous story can look online further at photos of her … and see for themselves that there is zero sign of plastic surgery, puffiness, fillers, etc., that has become a silly and erroneous topic of conversation.”

She adds, “Ashley is a natural beauty enjoying her 40s gracefully.”

(Image: WENN)

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