Twitter, perhaps the loudest social media platform of all, went after Ashley Judd on Tuesday, and it was NOT PRETTY.
Actress Ashley Judd showed up in a video that Senator Elizabeth Warren shared on Twitter, and everyone got on Judd for her appearance. In the video, Judd's face looked very puffy. The Twitterverse speculated she had work done, botched facelifts, etc.
The real tea is that Ashley Judd had been sick for quite some time, and was on many steroids to treat the illness (she has a history of Inflammatory Bowel Disease). One of the steroids she was on was Prednisone. A side effect of Prednisone is facial puffiness (real talk, it has happened to me, especially lately. I will go into that in a minute).
While Judd did get a lot of heat for her appearance, a lot of women came out in support of Judd's appearance. Women all over the world were posting pics of their 'before and after' faces from taking Prednisone. Stories were shared, and it was pretty heartwarming to see the support.
My Two Cents
I have been on Prednisone a few times in my life. I was on it when I was first diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. In the past 2 months, I have been on it because I have horrible asthma and a weaker immune system. Because of the weaker immune system, I been getting sick left and right. The colds and bronchitis that I've been suffering from have triggered horrible asthma episodes. I'm actually on a round of Prednisone due to bronchospasms. The spasms this time have been so bad, I have bad laryngitis (I haven't been able to talk for 2 days). My son laughs at me when I try to talk, and I can't get mad at him because his laugh, face, everything is super adorbs.
As for Ashley Judd, I'm not a big fan of her political agendas. However, to go after a woman's appearance is just disgusting and classless. Judd cannot help how she looks, and neither can the millions of us who take Prednisone to treat various illnesses. Before judging, you might want to get your facts straight. Ashley Judd, on this, you have my support. Hope the road to recovery is a successful one, and I hope the same for the millions of us suffering from illness.
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