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Earlier this week, we reported that the former “Family Ties” star Justine Bateman, 57, had sent a brutal message to haters who have been attacking her for having an “old face.” Now, Bateman is being backed by the Hollywood star Andie MacDowell, 64, who is also tired of society’s obsession with looking young.

‘I Want To Be Old’

“I want to be old. I’m tired of trying to be young. I don’t want to be young. I’ve been young. And to be an older person trying to be young, what an effort. That’s a lot of effort,” MacDowell told Katie Couric in a new interview, according to The New York Post.

“I do think there is the importance of seeing beauty at every age and it’s not limited to a certain age,” the Four Weddings And A Funeral star continued. “Every once in a while, I’ll say to someone, ‘I’m old,’ and they’ll say, ‘No, you’re not!’

“Like it’s some horrible thing to say … And I’ll say to them, ‘But what if I say I’m young? Don’t have a problem with that, do you?’” she added. “The truth of the matter is, I’m old and that’s OK. That’s what I really want people to think about.” 

Related: ‘Family Ties’ Star Justine Bateman, 57, Fires Back At Haters Attacking Her For Having An ‘Old Face’

MacDowell’s Message To Other Women

MacDowell went on to say that women in their 60s like herself should be loving this period in their lives.

“Why is there so much shame attached to getting older?” she said. “We’re towards the end. We have no time to waste feeling shame.”

Unlike many Hollywood stars, MacDowell has allowed her formerly brunette hair to naturally go gray.

“It looks good on me,” she said. “As it was growing out, my eyes popped. The color of them looked a little different. I liked the way my skin looked better. And there was a feeling. It empowered me more.”

Check out MacDowell’s full comments on this in the video below.

Related: Pamela Anderson, 55, Doesn’t Want To Fight Aging – ‘Can’t Wait To See Myself Old’

Bateman Sounds Off

This comes days after Bateman revealed that she was shocked to Google herself recently, only to discover the autocomplete came up with “looks old” in an image of her at age 42.

“I just don’t give a s–t. I think I look rad. I think my face represents who I am. I like it,” Bateman told “60 Minutes Australia.”

Bateman then lamented the pressures that women face that often leads them to getting plastic surgery.

“I feel sad that they are distracted from the things they’re meant to do in life, with this consuming idea that they’ve got to fix their face before anything else can happen,” she said.

While Bateman admitted that she’s considered plastic surgery in the past, she’s ultimately decided not to go through with it and instead age naturally, and she wants other women to consider doing the same.

“Forget about your face!” she exclaimed. “That is what I’m saying. Get rid of the fear that your face being wrinkled is going to ruin a bunch of opportunities for you.”

Society’s beauty standards have gone way too far, particularly in the crazy world of Hollywood. We applaud MacDowell and Bateman for fighting back and serving as prime examples of the fact that aging naturally is a beautiful thing! 

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