If a celebrity changes something about their appearance, like updating their hair color or getting a tattoo, there’s not much conjecture involved. When hair goes from blonde to brown, like Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s recently did, not only is it obvious, it often comes with posts from the celebrity in question that confirm that change. But in the chaotic landscape that is a social media comment section, fans and haters alike are often more than happy to openly speculate about perceived but unsubstantiated changes like plastic surgery — and while there’s nothing wrong with undergoing cosmetic procedures, Hewitt is eager to shut down those assumptions.
On Sunday, September 3, Hewitt took to her Instagram Stories to post a series of slides responding to people who have said she’s been looking different lately, whether that means frequently using filters or getting work done. Over the course of five photos with extremely appearance-altering filters, Hewitt writes with a knowing sense of sarcasm, « So many people said I look different. I look the same as always. Couldn’t look more natural. I woke up like this. Filters don’t change you that much. »