Sarah Jessica Parker criticizes the “misogynist chatter” directed at aging women

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Sarah Jessica Parker did not hold back when sharing her thoughts about the criticism she and her Sex and the City co-stars have received about their aging looks.

Speaking recently to Vogue, the 56-year-old actress declared, “There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man.”

“‘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,” she continued. “Everyone has something to say.”

Some frequent comments Parker highlighted were “She has too many wrinkles” and, interestingly, “She doesn’t have enough wrinkles.”

Says Parker, “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.”

“I know what I look like. I have no choice,” she remarked, “What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”

Sex and the City producer Michael Patrick King, who’s co-producing the HBO Sex and the City continuation And Just Like That…, also shared his contempt for the beauty double standard.

“Wow, so it’s either you’re 35, or you’re retired and living in Florida. There’s a missing chapter here,” he quipped, and stressed the SATC revival is important because it showcases a cast of women who are predominately in their 50s — something he says is uncommon in television.

The 10-episode And Just Like That… premieres in December 2021 on HBO Max.

 

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