Emilia Clarke Posted a Selfie Where She Had Visible Wrinkles and She Was Accused of “Being Old.” But In the End, Thousands of People Supported Her

It would seem that today it has already become normal not to dye gray hair if you don’t want to and just be yourself. However, there are still those who will insist that a woman needs to look in a strictly defined way. Emilia Clarke decided to age naturally, without “beauty injections,” and posted her selfie on social media. But this caused a real storm of comments from those who were dissatisfied with the fact that the legendary Daenerys had obviously grown older.

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Emilia Clarke literally shines in every photo. She radiates positivity and almost always smiles. But her path to being able to enjoy life and its value wasn’t simple.

During Game of Thrones, Emilia had to fight for herself: she survived 2 brain aneurysms, surgeries, and the fear that her life might stop at the age of 24.

“It is remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions.”

After all this, Emilia has learned to accept and appreciate herself even more, no matter how her appearance changes. The actress literally adores her every wrinkle, because they are the reflection of all the experience and wisdom she has gained over the years. And if anyone dares to say there’s something wrong with her appearance, she knows how to answer.

“I once had a facialist who told me I needed fillers and I showed her the door. I was literally just like, ’get out.’”

On February 22, 2023, Emilia posted a cute selfie on her Instagram, in which she radiated happiness and showed her millions of fans a mug gifted to her by her mother. It was a carefree and positive post that sparked a storm of comments. The actress once again faced criticism of her appearance and the fact that she was not going to hide the signs of her body aging naturally in any way.

The heated discussion started with a tweet in which a user pointed out that the actress did not look the same as she had in the popular series Game of Thrones. However, it has already been 12 years since the first season was released, and today Emilia’s appearance naturally differs from that on screen. As a result, many people started defending Emilia, showing their support and engaging in a real discussion.

Emilia’s fans not only wrote about how beautiful she is in her natural state, but also about how, for some inexplicable reason, a woman’s appearance is still considered almost their main value, while talent, intelligence, and success are not always treated as significant.

Users also reflected on how unrealistic beauty standards have become if Emilia, who simply does not use Botox at the age of 36, suddenly became the object of accusations of “aging.”

The thousands of people who supported Emilia only reinforce the idea that even for women “on the cover,” there is no obligation to look a certain way. After all, this is also their personal life, and the opinions of outsiders should not matter.

Emilia herself says that her appearance is her business, and unsolicited advice is not welcome. The actress is sure that we radiate true beauty when we are happy. She says, “When you are dancing to your favorite song because you just can’t help it. When you’re with your friends and they said something so funny that snot is flying out of your nose, and you spit your burrito halfway across the room — that is the moment when everyone in the restaurant is going to turn and go, ’Wow, look at that person having the time of their life.’ That’s beautiful.”

And aging is simply one of the most natural things in the world.

“What is wrong with aging? I think the women who look most beautiful are the women who don’t look younger.”
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