Sarah Jessica Parker was Spotted with Gray Hair in Public and Was Subjected to Hate and Criticism for Her Natural Look

Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the character of a fashion icon named Carrie Bradshaw in the blockbuster HBO series “Sex and the City,” has often become the news for her entirely different look on off-screen.

In the series, Parker managed to pull off some of the most serve some of the most iconic looks in the history of American television.

The actress was referred to as a trendsetter, and women followed her fashion looks and trendy hairstyles.

But unlike her character of Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah is entirely different in her real life.

Speaking to People magazine in 2012, she shared that although she loved playing that role in ‘sex and the city’, she cannot relate to the character in real life.

“It’s not how I think of myself, and I think it’s probably the healthier approach. It’s just not a reality — not when you have three kids, and you go to the market, and there are hungry people at home. You have a limited time to do it. There’s just no time to let vanity enter into that.”

In several interviews, the actress talked about her lifestyle and how she keeps herself happy and healthy.

While talking to the Vogue, the 56-year-old said,

“To be honest, I’ve never given much thought to [my attitude toward beauty]; it’s never been that I’m without vanity – that would be complete nonsense – but I think that as time passes, you buy the things you enjoy, you learn how to put your cosmetics on in the way that feels most natural to you.”

Ever since the series ended, whenever Parker comes into the limelight, people compare her to her character Carrie Bradshaw.

She has often been criticized for being careless about her looks in real life, including her look at events like the Met Gala. But the actress always finds it funny and never pays much attention to the hate.

“So, what’s the point of criticism? I can’t understand it. You wear something at an event because you like it, and then there will always be someone who won’t like you, your dress, or maybe your hairstyle. I don’t understand people.” she once said.

But the criticism never ended, and despite her indifference and patience with the bullies, the actress often faced difficulties dealing with her critics.

In 2008, she was voted the ‘Unsexiest Woman Alive’ by the Maxim Poll, and that title severely hurt the actress.

She told the Grazia Magazine,

“Do I have big fake boobs, Botox, and big lips? No. Do I fit some ideals and standards of some men writing in a men’s magazine? Maybe not.

“Am I really the unsexiest woman in the world? Wow! It’s kind of shocking when men… “It’s so brutal in a way, so filled with rage and anger.”

She also said that the stupid poll also affected her husband, actor Mathew Broderick and he was very annoyed by the pointless hate.

“It upset him (Broderick) because it also has to do with his judgment. It’s the condemnation; it’s insane. What can I do?

“I guess you can’t please all people.”

And the hate didn’t end there; Parker was targeted again when she was pictured by the Paparazzi while having lunch with Andy Cohen. She was seen with a no-makeup look and a head full of grey hair.

That look became the talk of the town, and Parker was hit with criticism and mean comments once again.

People called her old and senior citizen. The actress didn’t let the hatred slide and clapped back at her haters.

In her interview with the Vogue Magazine, she said that she couldn’t make everyone like her for who she is, and that’s not her problem.

“It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better.”

“I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?”

Andy Cohen also defended his friend and called out her haters; he said everyone criticizing Sarah for her natural looks is mean, selfish, and misogynistic.

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  1. I think people don’t have to be so nasty these celebrities are getting older they can’t help if they aren’t as young as they look or their hair is gray nobody looks good without make up but our natural beauty is what makes us beautiful we all have flaws you think your going to be a super model when you get gray hair you’re not the nasty hate comments from people shows how ugly and hideous they are

  2. Good on her ! Not many are comfortable embracing this natural look… but she can certainly get away with it… it would be really hard around the Hollywood environment to brave that as well… a great inspiration to all mature aged women… as she says you can’t stop the ageing process

  3. I have watched “Sex and the City”.
    BUT it’s ABSOLUTELY perfect to be YOURSELF!
    And above all if your husband is happy with your natural look and what you are then ,

  4. Sarah …. just ignore all the ignorance of hollow minded people, you will be bugger if you will and bugger if you don’t. I prefer the natural look than the over worked faces that loose all identity. Be yourself and continue to be the confident woman that you are! All the best Sarina

  5. Sarah is beautiful inside and out regardless of her age and no make up.
    We’re all going to age, It just sounds as though some people have a hard time admitting it.
    Stay true to yourself! Be who you’re comfortable being! I think she’s gorgeous!

  6. People are just mean for what ever reasons. Just be u Sarah and keep the who cares attitude. Because really who cares what a mean horrible person thinks anyway. Only those who are like them. Be happy be u and that’s it.

  7. I absolutely love Sarah Jessica Parker!!!! I think she is amazing! The people who talk crap about other people have nothing better to do. Mind ya own business!

  8. She knows the business and the shallowness of it; she has been in it since she was a kid. So, I think she shows both grace and guts to go out and live her life with her natural hair and without the mask of makeup knowing that paparazzi are out there. Good for her. People who are shallow enough to be nasty about it are the truly ugly ones. If you don’t like how she looks, don’t hang pictures of her in your house. She doesn’t owe you a thing except her best effort in whatever projects she takes on.

  9. She is an actor for a living, she does her job when she’s supposed to and does it well. She entertains. When you are on your off time, do what the hell you want. This is not anyone’s biz. Who the hell cares. If you don’t like her entertainment, who the eff cares. Please shut up.

  10. Well I am sitting here in total shock. SJP is beautiful. Always has been, always will be. With/without makeup or hair color…who cares. She is just a really pretty lady. What do people expect, that your not going to age? We all do people. Lucky her that she can hold her timeless beauty.

  11. I love that she had the courage to just be herself. It’s inspiring. I too stopped dying my hair, and it took a little time getting used to it, but I love it now. Kudos to SJP!

  12. I don’t normally comment but It just boggles my mind, “male” actors can show there grey hair , wrinkled faces and flabby bellies . A woman choses to grow gracefully and there is horror and shame. Social media reporting maybe we should start shaming these photographer’s and reporter’s

  13. I am growing my dyed hair out and I have had comments but why can’t we go grey it’s how comfortable we feel about it people should be careful what they say to the person !

  14. I think she looks wonderful, and shouldn’t be shamed for embracing what God has blessed her with. I have had gray hair since my twenties and colored my hair for years. When I decided to be comfortable with my natural look I received a lot of critiscism. My sons admired me for it. Said it showed an air of confidence that I didn’t have before.

  15. I don’t get it. People are always criticising the celebrities that have all the cosmetic surgeries, the fake boobs, the face lifts, the Botox etc. They say they should “grow old gracefully” , that everybody can tell it’s fake and it’s not an attractive look. Yet here you have a woman the opposite of that, who is aging naturally, and they’re hating on her for doing the most natural thing there is!

  16. I think that there is nothing wrong being natural. We all want to be ourselves and do not need to be pressurized by others.

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