Kate Hudson Defends Plastic Surgery: We Need to “Stop Being So Judgmental”

Jager Weatherby on 10 Jun 2014 at 3:30pm

Kate Hudson Speaks Out About Plastic Surgery in InStyle Magazine July 2014

Save for a few upfront ladies like Toni Braxton and Kaley Cuoco, there aren’t many women in Hollywood who openly admit to going under the knife. It’s hard to blame them when scrutiny seems to follow wherever they go, but one actress in question is speaking out in defense of these cosmetic procedures.

In the July issue of InStyle magazine, Kate Hudson slams the media (celebrity gossip blogs in particular) for encouraging this female-bashing attitude. “The negativity is just so vast,” she explains. “Will everybody stop being so damned judgmental? [...] If someone wants to go get butt implants, then sure, go get butt implants.”

The 35-year-old actress clearly supports an individual’s choice to do what she wants with her body, but that doesn’t mean she thinks they’re required to announce it to the world. When asked about the media pastime of “spot the plastic surgery,” the mom of two compares it to asking a stranger why they see a therapist.

Kate’s opinion on the matter is undoubtedly strong, due in part to the fact that she’s endured her own slew of speculation. Back in 2010, stories of a breast augmentation starting flying when the actress was photographed looking noticeably fuller in her bikini top. Neither Kate nor her rep have ever responded to the rumors, but as she said, she doesn’t feel like she should have to.

It seems that many RealSelf readers agree with Kate’s stance on the topic. In a recent survey, 48 percent of respondents said they while they didn’t downplay their procedures, they didn’t actively share their results on social media. Of those who did reveal themselves post-surgery, many said they were only open with family and plastic surgery sites.

RealSelf Post Surgery Reveal Facebook Survey

“I only debuted it on plastic surgery blogs and sites,” said one consumer of a breast augmentation. “I did not say anything to anyone in the ‘real world’ about it, because there is a lot of ignorance out there about the procedure.”

Whether or not one chooses to shout their procedure from the rooftops, Kate Hudson makes a great point that has nothing to do with surgery at all. “The real question is, How [does someone] treat the person next to them? Are they a—holes or are they awesome?”

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Photo credit: Greg Kadel/Courtesy of InStyle