Apparently injecting toxins into your face has become unpopular among people who look ridiculous.
It may be freezing outside — but the faces of American women are thawing out.
Botox, the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the country, is suffering a serious public backlash, a decade after its rise to rigid prominence on the brows of celebrities and average folk alike.
The waxy, immobile visages of middle-aged stars like Nicole Kidman, Bruce Jenner, Renée Zellweger — and even that of 27-year-old Lindsay Lohan — have become cautionary tales of overindulging with the injectable antiwrinkle treatment. And now many A-listers are speaking out about their revulsion for Botox.
Earlier this year, Gwyneth Paltrow, 41, admitted she’d dabbled with the age-defying toxin. But, she said in an interview, “I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!”
And 54-year-old Emma Thompson, on a tour for her new movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” made some pointed comments to UK talk show host Graham Norton recently: “Look at me, I’m normal. I really wouldn’t do anything. It’s psychotic to have your body opened up and stuff put in and inject yourself with poisons.” Even 46-year-old Kidman, the queen of Botox, disavowed the cosmetic procedure this year. “I did try Botox, unfortunately,” she told an Italian paper, “but I got out of it and now I can finally move my face again.”
Certain celebutard pols ought to consider eschewing further treatments. Just saying: