Kim Novak Comes For Her Oscar Haters

Kim Novak

Kim Novak is coming for her haters who mocked her appearance and bizarre delivery at this year’s Academy Awards.

The 81-year-old acting legend (Vertigo, Middle of the Night) was ridiculed on social networks for allegedly having excessive cosmetic surgery and for the fact she seemed noticeably out of it as she presented an Oscar award with actor Matthew McCongaughey.

Well, this weekend Ms. Novak proved that she is no octogenarian push over. She addressed the incident in an open letter posted to her Facebook page:

After my appearance on the Oscars this year, I read all the jabs. I know what Donald Trump and others said, and I’m not going to deny that I had fat injections in my face. They seemed far less invasive than a face-lift. It was done in 2012 for the TCM interview special. In my opinion, a person has a right to look as good as they can, and I feel better when I look better.

When I was honored at the Cannes Film Festival last year, I received an overwhelming standing ovation. Yet, in Hollywood, after the Oscars, I was bullied by the press and the public on the Internet and TV. The only difference that night was that I had taken a pill to relax—that I shouldn’t have taken. I had been fasting for three days and it affected my behavior. I regret taking it.

However, I will no longer hold myself back from speaking out against bullies. We can’t let people get away with affecting our lives. We need to stand up to them in a healthy way by speaking out, working out and acting out. I am speaking out now because I don’t want to harbor unhealthy feelings inside me anymore.