Christy Turlington Thinks Plastic Surgery “Looks Freaky”

In an interview with Town & Country this week, the supermodel opened up about what we were all hoping she would: plastic surgery.

(Just kidding: I don’t think anyone sits around thinking, “God, I hope so-and-so just goes in on a topic that’s super-subjective and none of our business.)

Anyway, it went something like this:

“Maybe I would feel differently [about not having plastic surgery] if I thought it looked good and it didn’t hurt and it didn’t send bad messages to young people,” the 47-year-old said. “But I’ve never seen someone who I’ve been like, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea.’ It looks freaky to me.”

Well, that’s nice!

“Being who you are, being your best self, has nothing to do with what you look like,” she added.

And like, okay. But why can’t you love yourself and be your best self and also want to cosmetically enhance yourself as well? Plastic surgery exists. If someone wants it, that’s their call. And it really doesn’t have anything to do with what we think because someone getting plastic surgery isn’t doing anything to our bodies, they’re doing things to their bodies, and they — as human beings — have every right to do so. Why should it bother someone who isn’t? And also, maybe dial down your use of “freaky” and “sending bad messages to young people.” First, young people are very capable of sifting through messages and making their own choices. Second, “freaky” is offensive. If you don’t like someone’s work, that’s fine, but nobody cares.

So dial the shame and blame down to zero, thanks.

Anyway, the moral of the story is: if you don’t want to have plastic surgery, you don’t have to have plastic surgery. And if somebody else wants to have plastic surgery, that’s their call and you don’t really get to have an opinion on it because it has nothing to do with you, a second party who isn’t involved in the decision at all.

So there we go! Done and done. Case closed, everyone get back to work. And remember: if anybody does anything to their bodies that you don’t necessarily love, you don’t get to weigh in, I’m sorry.

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