A friend of mine used to call life “a bucket of shit with the handles on the insides.” I’m going to appropriate that now to the internet, thanks in large part to the disease of accepted bullying that happens every second of every day here — our formerly dignified selves taking a backseat to the worst humanity has to offer. What Novak experienced the night of the Oscars is an example of a typical day online – it has become so accepted, in fact, that almost everything and everyone is fair game for ridicule – the best way to handle it is to ignore it and go on with your life. I’m sorry that we aren’t better people. I’m sorry that you had the courage to face the public, 40 million people, who may or may not had their own things to say in the privacy of their own home, but that they took to Twitter and various — USELESS — gossip sites to make fun of your face. Just remember, it isn’t you. They (we) are addicted to the taste of blood.
But more than even that, I’m sorry that we live in a culture – and that Hollywood has become an industry that encourages “getting work done” in order to have a career. There is a reason why so few actresses go under the knife in the UK and other countries because they are allowed to age there. Their worth is beyond someone saying “she looks great for her age.” We live in a world that praises someone like Jane Fonda who gets all of the work done “right.” There are other examples – Sofia Loren, Raquel Welch – former beauties who had a skilled surgeon nip a little here, tuck a little here and aren’t we still falling all over ourselves at how young they STILL look because god knows that is all that matters — that we stay looking young.