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Sarah Jessica Parker Spotted With Natural Look And Forced To Defend Her Gray Hair After Online Criticism

Sarah Jessica Parker Spotted With Natural Look And Forced To Defend Her Gray Hair After Online Criticism

Sarah Jessica Parker committed the cardinal crime: she showed her natural, gray hair!

As she is approaching 60, Parker, a fashion icon, actor, and designer, is using her celebrity to fight ageism. After the Internet got crazy over her natural hair, she clapped back in a very Carrie way.

Sarah Jessica Parker Doesn't Care What Others Think, and Neither Should You

During her time on Sex and The City, Sarah Jessica Parker was praised for representing all the glam and glitz. However, when she was pictured having lunch with a friend, Andy Cohen, the photos did not go viral for her fashion choices.

The actress showed natural, gray, and white roots and a makeup-free face.

Some comments were encouraging, as people are aware that Parker is merely human, with wrinkles and all that comes with being a certain age.

Others commented that Sarah has "let herself go."

She talked to Vogue about ageism, explaining:

"There's so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man."

True, because men become silver foxes with dad bods.

Sarah continued:

"Gray hair gray hair gray hair. Does she have gray hair? I'm sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don't know what to tell you, people! Especially on social media. Everyone has something to say. 'She has too many wrinkles, she doesn't have enough wrinkles.' It almost feels as if people don't want us to be perfectly okay with where we are as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better."

She concluded:

"I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?"

Andy Cohen Supported Sarah's Response

Cohen confirmed that comments about Parker's gray hair and wrinkles were misogynistic. He knew that no one commented on his looks, and he told People:

"She's sitting next to me… and all the articles [are] 'Sarah Jessica Parker, she's going gray, she looks old.' It was insanity. People just missed the mark totally."

"It was misogynistic, and she was so right."

Sarah Does Not Want To Be Called "Brave"

Sarah Jessica Parker Spotted With Natural Look And Forced To Defend Her Gray Hair After Online Criticism

Sarah Jessica Parker says she is a busy woman, and running to the salon every two weeks is not an option. Some people called her "brave" for getting out of the house with gray hair. She was offended by it, as she does not see it as bravery but as aging:

"It became months and months of conversation about how brave I am for having gray hair."

Talk about something worth your attention is Sarah's message:

"I was like, Please, please applaud someone else's courage on something."

Parker acknowledged that aging is a privilege but inevitable, and it comes with changes in your appearance.

Women with gray hair and wrinkles are not less valuable than young ones. In fact, as a middle-aged woman, she feels great:

"We spend so much time talking about the accumulation of time spent adding up in wrinkles. It's the weirdest thing that we don't say it adds up to being better at your job, better as a friend, better as a daughter, better as a partner, better as a caregiver, better as a sister."

A New Day Has Come

With the sequel to SATC, And Just Like That..., Sarah and company showed that it is time to embrace our faces and bodies and enjoy bold fashion choices.

But she is not alone, as many Hollywood celebrities insist that leading ladies can be in their 50s or 60s. For now, it is a small circle, but things will change.

Supermodel Iman summed up aging perfectly:

"I come from Africa — one of the things that we are taught is what a privilege it is to get old. So, I have never lied about my age."