Several Hollywood stars are fighting back against critics by wearing no makeup. Recently, Valerie Bertinelli took to Instagram to share what she called a "PSA about filters and grey roots." In a video, she is seemingly frustrated with people criticizing her for adding filters to her pictures on the social media platform. "I'm filming with no filter today because some of y'all get really bent out of shape when I choose to use a filter, which I've told you about," she began. "Sometimes I use filter, and sometimes I don't. Most of the time, I do use filter because this is me with no makeup, and this is no filter." She added, Oh, and another person commented that I'm wearing a wig – can you get me a wig without flipping gray roots then? Because I'm tired of getting my roots done every two weeks." She ended on a positive note by saying, "Thank goodness 99.9 percent of you are really kind, sweet people and don't give a flying flip whether I have roots or I put a filter on. But some of y'all need to chill out, OK? I mean seriously."
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Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt also recently addressed the same topic, admitting in an interview that "aging in Hollywood is really hard." She clarified, "It's really hard because you can't do anything right." While appearing on Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You" podcast, Hewitt said that "aging is a privilege" because "it means you're here. It means you're still living it." Still, Hewitt opened up about the difficult time when she shared a filtered picture of herself to social media, resulting in backlash. "The picture ended up somewhere," she explained. "And a bunch of people were like, ‘Jennifer Love Hewitt is unrecognizable. She's unrecognizable and so she's gone to filters because she doesn't want us to know how bad she actually looks now in her 40s.' And I was like, ‘This is crazy.' Right?" She continued, "So then, I did a bunch of like over-the-top, like crazy filters on my Instagram, and I was like, ‘Au Natural. No filter’ Like trying to make fun of it. And then they came after me for that… They were like, ‘Now she’s just defending herself.' I realized I can do no right." Hewitt added, "The only reason those people bother me… I am a mother of a girl. And it's dangerous what we put on people. It's dangerous, I think, to say to women, ‘You can’t look like you're not 22 to me anymore, because I don't know how to take that.' OK, well, that's your problem! 'Cause I’m 44 and this is what I look like."