The internet is once again reminding people that women in their 30s aren’t old after a news outlet praised Hilary Duff for “still looking great” at 35.
Tuesday, December 6, popular online media strong every day faced backlash on Twitter when they posted images of the Disney Channel alum with the caption “Hillary Duff still looks great at 35.”
The photos, which were taken from Duff’s photoshoot for women’s health Australia January 2023 cover story shows smiles how i met your father star posing in a royal blue bodysuit with her hands behind her head.
In another snap, Duff tilts her head towards the camera, adopting a subtle expression. The mother-of-three is dressed in a similar blue bralette, with chunks of her slicked back hair falling in front of her face.
daily strong Tweeter received over 7,000 quote tweets and over 3,000 replies. The tweet prompted many users to speak out against unfair beauty standards and expectations of women – not to mention women over 25.
“How old do you think you are 35?” one person tweeted in response.
“Maybe because 35 is still young…???” someone else said.
“For Christ’s sake, 35 is not 80,” a third person wrote.
“Is 35 supposed to be old?” one user asked, while another person said, “Can someone please explain to me when and why was it decided that your 30s are somehow considered like old?”
Others took the opportunity to comment on how the media praises younger women, while older women are often overlooked due to ageism. Some of Hollywood’s most famous actresses have since spoken out against this trend, such as Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Melanie Lynskey.
“The way we talk about women over 30 is really rude,” one user replied.
“What a deeply upsetting world we live in,” said another.
Of course, many people also took the time to make jokes about how society treats women as they age, writing, “Breaking news: A hot woman looks hot at an age when women look sexy. more on this story as it develops”.
Comedian Caleb Hearon tweeted: “A thirty five year old woman should be horrible to see or frankly even dead. doctors cannot explain how this woman is not only alive but also out of the house.
“Usually when a woman turns 35 she’s banished to the woods so people don’t have to look at her,” another person said. “But it’s not even covered in cobwebs or anything.” Unbelievable.
Despite the backlash, Hilary Duff is still talking about body image in Hollywood. In a recent interview for women’s health “Body Issue,” the former child star revealed that she sometimes felt pressured to look a certain way as a woman in the entertainment industry.
“Because of my career path, I can’t help but say, ‘I’m on camera and actresses are skinny,'” she said, before adding that she struggled with a “horrifying” eating disorder for a year at age 17.
However, the Lizzie McGuire The star said she is now in “a place” where she is proud of her body and everything it has given her, including her three children. Duff shares 10-year-old son Luca with ex-husband Mike Comrie, and she shares two daughters, Banks, three, and Mae, one, with current husband Matthew Koma.
“I’m proud of my body,” she says. “I am proud that he gave me three children. I have come to a place where I am at peace with the changes my body has been through.