Julia Roberts Fights Beauty Standards With a Makeup Free Selfie (& Beyoncé)

Lauren Tuck
·News Editor

The makeup-free image Julia Roberts posted to Instagram. Photo: @juliarobertsoriginal/Instagram

Julia Roberts made it clear that she was a Taylor Swift superfan when she went onstage at Staples Center as the 1989 artist’s special guest along with Joan Baez. And it seems the actress’ musical tastes also include Beyoncé. Possibly inspired by Queen Bey’s lyrics, the Pretty Woman posted a makeup-free photo to Instagram quoting the artist’s hit “Pretty Hurts” and adding some thoughts of her own. 

“Perfection is a disease of a nation,” the 47-year-old wrote in the caption, citing the leotard-loving singer. “We overlay our faces with tons of make-up. We get botoxs [sic] and even starve ourselves to become that perfect size. We try to fix something but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs the surgery.”  

Roberts, who recently attended an event with her kids, also issued a call to action saying it’s time to take a stand. “How can you expect someone else to love you if you don’t love yourself? You have to be happy with yourself. It doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s whats on the inside that counts.”  The face of Givenchy admitted that she’s well aware she has wrinkles but wants her followers to see beyond that. “I want to embrace the real me and I want you to embrace who you are, the way you are, and love yourself just the way you are.” 

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