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Wait, What?! People Online Are Attacking Sarah Jessica Parker For Looking 'Too Old' At The 2018 Met Gala

Date May 11, 2018 18:03

Sarah Jessica Parker is no stranger to the Met Gala. For years, she has drawn both criticism and admiration with her fashion choices to the annual fundraising gala. This year is no different.

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SJP's Met Gala look

The Sex and the City actress showed up at the 2018 Met Gala in an ensemble that kept a little too close to the theme Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. SJP wore a Dolce & Gabbana gilded gown with bold red hearts. She added glamor to the look with a long train, nativity-inspired headpiece, and resplendent pony tail.

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Her choice of the fashion brand was particularly fitting because they are known for their affiliations with the church, and their aesthetic is largely inspired by church-related imagery.

The internet chose to shame SJP for her age

The actress and fashion icon may have taken things too far with her choice of head piece which featured an entire nativity scene, but that is not what she is catching flak for online. Surprise, surprise! The internet thinks Sarah Jessica Parker, 53, came to the Met Gala looking "too old," which is to say she looked her age.

One comment on Twitter went all out to say SJP looked 80 at the ball, another suggested that she was "due for fillers," and many went ahead to state that the actress looked scary. These comments are not isolated.

They point to a bigger ageism problem in Hollywood. A study by the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative of the University of Southern California revealed some disturbing facts about ageism.

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The initiative worked with a longlist of the 25 Best Picture-nominated films from 2014 to 2016, and discovered that only 11.8 of 1,256 movie characters were 60 years old or older. The report was published by Yahoo Lifestyle.

Pushback on ageism

SJP is not alone apparently. At the 2016 Met Gala, the then 57-year-old pop star Madonna was shamed for showing a lot of skin in Givenchy.

I Came..............#metgala 🖤 @jpgaultierofficial

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She shut down her critics by pointing out that her dress choice was a "political statement as well as a fashion statement."

Actress Kim Cattrall, 60, who also starred in Sex and the City, has been vocal about Hollywood's ageism.

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She has decried the industry's mistreatment of older women and called out the paucity of characters made available for women above the age of 25.

2 Strong Lasses from Liverpool. Thanks, Mom for all your ❤️ & support. #ynwa

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We hope that more is done to address this lack of representation. More so, we hope to see less shaming of women because of their age.

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