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Meg Ryan Steps Out In Paris And Exemplifies The Quest For Youth (But Is This A Good Thing?)

July 08, 2015 3 min read

Meg Ryan has been quiet for awhile but she returned to the spotlight this week when she attended the Georges Chakra Paris Fashion Week presentation. It is clear that Ryan has had some work. At 53 years of age, there isn't a facial wrinkle in sight. And of course, people are weighing in online. People are calling her out and saying that she was 'perfect before' and that her natural beauty has been destroyed. Is at all possible that our constant gaze and constant commentary has lead to all this? Remember the responses to Nicole Kidman's lips or Renee Zellweger's altered looking face? They weren't kind. Why? Because these women looked 'perfect' before. But have we ever actually thought about what that means? Aging is an entirely normal process. It is part of life and yet we spend so much time trying to avoid it. Now, imagine you were a celebrity. You are 30 years old and you have the entire world proclaiming that you are perfection. You are it. You've hit the top. If that's the case, it is only down hill from there. Why are we so shocked that these poor women, maybe 20 years on, go through extreme measures to try to keep themselves in that perfect space? We will rip them to shreds if they don't. We've set up a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. If you want to be cast in movies or stay in the sexually desirable space of 'perfect,' you may have to do something drastic. But don't worry, we'll crucify you for being unnatural. But some media celebrate perfection no matter what. For example, the Daily Mail said Ryan put on "a picture perfect display while showing off her remarkably line-free complexion." They go on to say that she "looks incredibly slender at the moment" but "wowed in an off-shoulder creation made up of sheer black lace." I'm not making a judgement on her appearance but I did think she looked thin. But instead of either saying nothing or wondering if something was the matter, Daily Mail celebrated it. Her face is flawless and she's thin. That's all that actually matters right? Meg Ryan is a talented actress but heaven forbid we talk about that. I'm not saying that we shouldn't state when people look good -- she was at a Fashion Week Event after all -- but maybe we need to look at how we do it. If Meg Ryan had never had work, if she showed up as an all natural 53 year old woman, would we be calling her 'picture perfect?' The unfortunate reality is that we probably wouldn't -- not as a cultural whole at least. Our cultural obsession with youth is frightening and a little sick. Aging should be an accomplishment! The fact that people feel they have to go to extreme lengths -- and if we're being truly honest, this pressure isn't just felt in the celebrity world-- to appear younger is heartbreaking. Perhaps as our definitions of beauty expands (thanks to body positive movements), the pressures will let up. I don't know. But I can hope. I don't have an answer, I don't have a solution. What is your take on this? Do you think the pressure to stay young and relevant forces people to extreme measures or is this just an example of extreme vanity? Do you follow BodyRock on Snapchat and Instagram? [caption id="attachment_97915" align="alignnone" width="100"]@BodyRockTV @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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