UK alumna Ashley Judd responds to ‘puffy face’ criticism


Ashley Judd attended the game between UK and the University of North Carolina at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011. Photo by Latara Appleby

After recent criticism of UK alumna Ashley Judd’s “puffy face,” her rep has explained the reason behind her appearance.

According to a Washington Post article, Judd’s rep told E! that she has been battling a “serious sinus infection and flu” and she has been on medication to overcome it.

Posts such as “What’s Up With Ashley Judd’s Face?” on BuzzFeed saying, “I believe this is called ‘Billy Crystal-ing’ your face'” made Judd tweet a response.

Judd responded to critism via Twitter, saying “I know, steriods r dramatic. My clothes don’t fit right, hard on a girl’s self esteem, so lots of positive self talk & love.” The tweet was in response to a woman who said she quit school after gaining weight from medication, according to the article.

Currently, Judd has been promoting her ABC show, “Missing,” which UK students saw a preview of in February.