Jamie Lee Curtis Speaks Out Against Plastic Surgery In a New Interview
However, even though she’s had it too, actress Jamie Lee Curtis is saying that modern beauty standards are way too high, and society’s fascination with plastic surgery need to be taken down a notch.
“I tried plastic surgery and it didn’t work. It got me addicted to Vicodin,” the 62-year-old said in a recent interview with Fast Company. “I’m 22 years sober now.”
She says that reason everyone is so quick to consider plastic surgery is because of social media. There are so many photos altered on sites like Instagram and Facebook that it’s hard to know what’s real anymore, and it’s easy to wish you looked a different way.
Additionally, filters are contributing too—ever see your favorite influencer start talking and her skin is as smooth as a baby’s bottom? Her makeup looks flawless? Her cheekbones are thinner than usual? It’s all a filter!
“The current trend of fillers and procedures, and this obsession with filtering, and the things that we do to adjust our appearance on Zoom are wiping out generations of beauty,” Curtis said. “Once you mess with your face, you can’t get it back.”
Curtis also went on to say that, though there are some perks to social media, it’s awful for people’s mental health.
“It’s like giving a chainsaw to a toddler,” she said. “We just don’t know the longitudinal effect, mentally, spiritually, and physically, on a generation of young people who are in agony because of social media, because of the comparisons to others. All of us who are old enough know that it’s all a lie. It’s a real danger to young people.”
As far as the way Curtis uses social media, she says that she uses her platforms “to sell things and amplify things I care about. Period. The rest is cancer. I never read one comment. I believe I can do my job and have a private life.”
To hear more on Curtis’ stance on plastic surgery, check out the video below!
What are your views on plastic surgery? Do you think that social media is contributing to the “obsession” that society has with it? What do you think are some other adverse effects that social media can have on someone’s mental health?