In a world obsessed with youth and ever-changing beauty standards, Shenae Grimes-Beech is proving that she’s not here to entertain unkind remarks about her appearance. The “Degrassi” and “90210” star recently took to social media to address critics who have been suggesting that her hairstyle is aging her.
On her TikTok dated September 7, Shenae was forthright about her feelings regarding the disparaging comments she has been receiving. “When people let you know you didn’t ‘age terribly’ because of your wrinkles, but because of your ‘terrible haircut’,” remarked the 33-year-old actress, using a voice-over audio from creator Chris Dapkas to further drive her point home: “What if, and just hear me out for a second, you shut the f–k up.”
Despite the straightforward message, the criticism continued in the comments section. Shenae, however, remained unflinching, asserting that her social media space was meant for “positive vibes only” and urging critics to refrain from commenting if they had nothing nice to say.
This is not the first instance where Shenae has found herself defending the natural aging process. In an Instagram post dated August 31, she candidly discussed the unrealistic expectations society holds about aging, particularly amplified by the commonality of cosmetic treatments like Botox and fillers.
“I’m 100 percent for a bit of Botox or filler or whatever it is you choose to do to feel confident in your skin,” she explained, emphasizing the importance of transparency in discussions about beauty standards. Grimes is fostering a dialogue that promotes self-confidence and advocates for individuals to do whatever makes them feel their best, but she insists that an open conversation about these topics is more important now than ever.
Expressing gratitude towards women who boldly discuss these issues, despite potential harsh judgment, Shenae beckons for a gentler and more accepting approach to the topic of aging and beauty standards.
Encouraging her followers to lead with kindness and understanding, Shenae ends her post with a poignant reminder: “Let’s all try and be a little more upfront and a hell of a lot kinder, please!”
With her firm stance, Shenae Grimes-Beech not only champions the cause of body positivity and realistic beauty standards but also encourages a respectful and understanding discourse surrounding them, reinforcing the idea that kindness and positivity should always take precedence.