The red carpet at the 76th Golden Globe Awards was ruled by some of the most famous women in Hollywood over 50. From Halle Berry to Julia Roberts, it was the red carpet veterans who turned heads in an industry long-believed to value youthfulness.
However not everyone was cheering on Hollywood’s powerhouse women. During the red carpet pre-show, Twitter erupted with cruel comments regarding actress Felicity Huffman’s appearance.
The 56-year-old arrived alongside husband, William H. Macy, looking striking in a shimmering gold gown by designer Laura Basci.
While many raved over the “Desperate Housewives” alum’s flawless ensemble, Huffman was immediately attacked by online trolls speculating that the actress has had plastic surgery.
“My GOD Felicity Huffman has had WORK done,” one woman tweeted. “I didn’t even recognize her.”
I love Felicity Huffman. But whatever she’s done makes her look like Heather Locklear. Very pretty, but she doesn’t look like herself. #GoldenGlobeAwards
— louisa (@amandolinwind) January 7, 2019
One person even took the opportunity to slam both Huffman and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, another star who has experienced criticism for her appearance online.
— Dorian Gay (@mrwhodock) January 7, 2019
Trolls also couldn’t help themselves from making transphobic comments about Huffman’s role in the 2006 film “Transamerica,” which earned her a Golden Globe.
“Felicity Huffman looks more trans than almost every trans woman I’ve ever met,” one user wrote. “Let’s let her off the hook for that tranny movie.”
Felicity Huffman looks more trans than almost every trans woman I’ve ever met. Let’s let her off the hook for that tranny movie
— poor as a bucket, but rich in clams (@thedahammel) January 7, 2019
One person went so far as to tag Huffman directly in their hurtful tweet, tagging her and writing “My God your plastic surgery is like a Halloween costume. You’re getting f*cking old deal with it.”
@FelicityHuffman my God your plastic surgery is like a Halloween costume. You’re getting old fucking deal with it. 😱
— Longball (@Longball8) January 7, 2019
Here’s the deal folks: Huffman’s physical appearance is not up for conversation.
Huffman and Macy, a pair that have captured hearts on the red carpet for more than 20 years, stole the show as presenters, and are admired and well-respected actors and producers.
Awards shows and red carpets in particular demonstrate the mutually beneficial relationship between designers and celebrities that does not extend to a person’s size, weight or appearance.
Perhaps trolls need to be reminded that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.