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Robert Redford’s facelift, Joan Rivers’ comments & my conjecture

Posted Jun 29 2005 12:00am

I’ve been thinking about Joan Rivers’ reported comments on Robert Redford’s facelift. Then I searched the net a bit.

Maybe what Joan Rivers didn’t like about Robert’s facelift was his hypocrisy in having it in the first place? Possible. As he went on record just a few years ago with scathing words for all those “shallow people” who would have one:

“I’m not a facelift person. I am what I am. [The] trade-off is that something of your soul in your face goes away. You end up looking body-snatched in the last analysis. That’s just my view. It’s not necessarily a popular view.”

-TV guide 2002

“Everyone in Tinseltown is getting pinched, lifted and pulled. For many it’s become a sick obsession. They lose some of their soul when they go under the knife and end up looking body snatched. People should preserve their time in history. I’m happy to make the best of what I’ve got.”

-US Magazine 2002

Joan is very pro-surgery…maybe a bit too pro-surgery. Could she have been offended by Robert’s reported comments. Were additional comments directed at her? Is there a personal issue between them? I certainly don’t know.

That which I know:

By the looks of things, Robert, you are just as shallow as those other Hollywood Celebs. This is of course assuming you had cosmetic work. It kinda looks like you have.

John Di Saia MD

P.S. I have nothing against people who don’t want cosmetic surgery. I do not however like hypocrites.

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