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Jennifer Love Hewitt Hits Back As Trolls Says She’s ‘Unrecognisable’

Jennifer Love Hewitt has hit back at trolls as they say she looks 'unrecognisable'.
Credit: Alamy & @jenniferlovehewitt/Instagram

The Ghost Whisperer star has hit back at trolls as they say she looks ‘unrecognisable’.

Jennifer Love Hewitt, 44, is an actress and singer who began her career on the Disney TV series Kids Incorporated from the late 80s to the early 90s.

She’s also starred in the horror films I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Client List, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination.

As with all celebrities, any bit of social media activity is heavily scrutinised and can be subject to harsh comments so when Hewitt debuted a new look on Instagram, people had a lot to say.

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Hairstylist Nikki Lee shared a video on her social channels of the Criminal Minds star having her long hair cut into a short bob.

The post was captioned: “Was time to spice things up.”

Many fans took to the comments and enthused over Hewitt’s new look, with one commenting: “Love your hairstyle.”

“Beautiful as always,” added a second.

Another fan said: “That haircut looks amazing on you.”

However, others have accused Hewitt of altering her appearance, insisting that she looks ‘unrecognisable’.

“Wow… she doesn’t look like herself anymore,” wrote one person.

In agreement, a second commented: “Where is Jennifer? That looks nothing like her.”

In response to the trolls, the Ghost Whisperer star uploaded a series of hilarious selfies to Instagram in which she has obviously put exaggerated filters on top of them.

One of them made her look like a character from an anime film, while another gave her big eyes.

Jennifer Love Hewitt with a face filter.
Jennifer Love Hewitt hit back at trolls by uploading a series of heavily filtered images. Credit: Instagram/@jenniferlovehewitt

With each post, she added quips aimed at those who criticised her.

She said: “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.

“Let people be filtered or unfiltered. Be good. Be kind. Spread love.”

This is not the first time that the Garfield actress has been subject to trolls criticising her appearance.

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Hewitt uploaded a selfie for her 44th birthday and explained in the caption how happy and blessed she was to live another year.

The actress said at the time: “I am deeply grateful, blessed, happy, sometimes insecure about ageing, a mom of three incredible babies, married to the most handsome and awesome man, and really excited to see what this year has for us.

“I feel magic in the air and I love magic. Off to work… thank you mom for giving me life. I miss you so much. Gonna get my job done and my birthday cheers on later.”

Unfortunately, many people took to the comments to criticise her appearance and claimed that she doesn’t look the same as she used to.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.