Byrne Attacks Winfrey Publication
Gabriel Byrne has launched a scathing attack on U.S. talk show queen Oprah Winfrey for promoting 'unrealistic' beauty.
The 57-year-old actor blasts O, The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, for its use of heavily doctored images, insisting it gives the public a distorted idea of how a normal person should look.
Byrne also criticised TV host Winfrey for looking "impossibly youthful" on the cover of the publication.
He says, "Every single picture was airbrushed. Women look at those pictures and say, 'Why don't I look like that?' and husbands say, 'Why doesn't my wife look like that at 50?'
"There's a picture of Oprah on the cover where she looks about 12. If I bought a magazine and put pictures of myself looking 19, somebody would say to me, 'Stop it'.
"I saw this hilarious as that had this woman with two tiny wrinkles by her eyes. It said, 'This is what you look like at 60.' I know nobody who looked like that even at 20."