Ashley Judd Has Words for 'Misogynistic Savages'

Online trolls came out after actress was pictured with puffy face campaigning for Elizabeth Warren
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2020 9:03 AM CST
Ashley Judd Has Words for 'Misogynistic Savages'
Ashley Judd appears during rehearsals for the 90th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, March 3, 2018.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Elizabeth Warren posted a short video of Ashley Judd calling supporters of the presidential candidate to thank them for donations and that might have been that. Except that Judd's face appeared puffy in the video, prompting an avalanche of online trolls to question how much work the actress had done—and just as many defenders who pointed to a 2012 article Judd wrote about the effects of having to go on steroids and got #prednisone trending as users posted photos of their faces before and after taking the drug, reports Refinery 29.

Judd herself weighed in on Facebook—slamming the "misogynistic savages of both sexes have come out, as have plenty of folks who empathize and see it for what it is (woman bashing)"—and it turns out the culprit was in fact botox, though as "a standard treatment for the" siege migraines she's experienced for the past year. "My union insurance pays for thirty-one injections every twelve weeks. (Some friends suggested that I not post this medical fact, because it can be excerpted and used against me, but I think it's honest and real and is a public health message. Shame on anyone who distorts my words.)"

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