The Missing actress recently sparked speculation that she had undergone plastic surgery when her face seemed puffy in a series of recent public appearances.
She later denied the accusations, with her rep saying that the puffiness was a result of a heavy dose of sinus medication.
"I think it's hatred of women that invites the criticism," Judd told NBC's Nightly News and Today. "I think it's the objectification of girls and women and this hypersexualisation of our society that invites the criticism.
"I started to catch the double bind where, you know, my face looks puffy, 'She's had work,' you know?"
"And then, look at the same image in a different interpretation by a separate set of people is, 'Oh, come on, she doesn't even have any wrinkles at all, she's clearly had work'. So, I look bad, I've had work. I look too good, I've had work."
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