Justine Bateman loves the way she looks and says I Just Don’t Give a Shit to the people who criticize her looks.
Justine Bateman, the popular director and actor known for her role in the hit sitcom Family Ties, recently spoke out about her decision to embrace aging naturally and not let Hollywood’s beauty standards dictate her appearance.
In an interview with 60 Minutes Australia, she addressed critics of her looks, stating that she doesn’t care what they think and that she loves the way she looks. Bateman also admitted that she has been tempted to try out things like Botox and filler in the past to look younger, but ultimately decided against it because she believes her face represents a life well-lived.
According to Bateman, one of the reasons she decided to maintain her natural appearance is because she has seen many women become obsessed with halting the aging process. Bateman believes that women are often pressured to fix their faces before anything else can happen, which she finds troubling.
I feel sad for them, I feel sad that they are not just enjoying life,” she told the interviewer. “I feel sad that they are distracted from the things that they are meant to do in life…with this consuming idea that they’ve got to fix their face before anything else can happen.
In her early 40s, Bateman was writing her first book, Fame: The Hijacking of Reality, and decided to google herself. To her dismay, the autocomplete “looks old” popped up, and she began examining photos of herself as “evidence” of her aging. She admitted that she became ashamed of her face, even though she had previously thought it looked fine. However, this moment led her to realize that her face would only continue to age and that she needed to take care of any fears attached to that.
Bateman believes that getting plastic surgery is often done to please others and avoid criticism, rather than to satisfy oneself. She believes that this approach can lead people away from their true selves and make them feel even further disconnected from who they are. In conclusion, Bateman feels that it is not natural to tell women that they should get their faces fixed and that everyone should embrace their unique appearances.