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Rose McGowan Slams Variety Critic for Picking Apart Renée Zellweger’s Face

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Rose McGowan is sick of Hollywood sexism

Rose McGowan has never been one to stymie her opinions about anything, and she’s been on the warpath of uncovering sexist behavior in Hollywood lately. Her most recent feminist rant stems from a column penned by a film critic who chose not focus his attention on the film he watched, but chose to criticize actress Renée Zellweger’s changing face and how it ruined her new film for him.

Rose was incredibly offended but not surprised by this critic’s rude attitude, and she lashed out at him and other misogynists in the entertainment world through his very own medium: the written word. Here’s what Rose McGowan had to say about the rampant hatred of women in Hollywood.

Rose McGowan at film premiere

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She’s not having it.

“Does Renée Look Like Renée?”

Rene Zellweger at film premiere

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A film review of the new movie Bridget Jones’s Baby, a sequel to Bridget Jones’s Diary by Variety writer Owen Gleiberman sparked the ire of actress Rose McGowan and other feminists because he focused on main actress Renée Zellweger’s looks. He even titled the article “If She No Longer Looks Like Herself, Has She Become a Different Actress?” Renée has been under scrutiny because of her changing appearance. Some believe that she’s gotten plastic surgery while others believe she’s just aging. But it shouldn’t be such a big deal.

His Review of Renée

Rene Zellweger at Bridget Jones premiere

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Owen did not review the film at all, he was just upset with Renée’s face. He said that he’s been scrutinizing her looks for years and that he felt almost betrayed. He states in his review, “Celebrities, like anyone else, have the right to look however they want, but the characters they play become part of us. I suddenly felt like something had been taken away.” His article feels rather creepy for its extreme feelings about the face of someone the writer really doesn’t even know.