10:23, November 09 23 0 usmagazine.com

2017-11-09 10:23:03

 

Drew Barrymore Responds to 'Cruel' Trolls in an Unexpected Way

An excited Drew Barrymore took to Instagram on Saturday November 4, to show off a bronze-colored lip duo from her Flower Beauty cosmetics line. In the picture that she snapped at an aquarium, the 42-year-old holds a live starfish close to her mouth for comparison. “Me and my starfish have glorious color in common,” Barrymore wrote. “I am so inspired!” 

The post received nearly 1,500 comments — and many of them were angry.

“I don’t think animals should be used as selfie props. Surprised Drew Barrymore did this,” wrote one. Added another: “Please do not remove them from water and please do not touch them.” A third fumed that some starfish “need just seconds out of water to die.”

It’s important to note that Barrymore’s cosmetics company landed on PETA’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list of cruelty-free companies.

While many jumped to Barrymore’s defense — she responded in a follow-up Instagram post on Wednesday. 

“Yesterday I saw comments on my Instagram feed about my post that were mean, cruel and ugly. It hurt me,” the Santa Clarita Diet actress revealed. “And you know what women do when they get hurt??? They pick themselves up.”

In the accompanying image, a glam Barrymore is seen rocking a new sleek do’ courtesy of her hairstylist Marki and makeup by Yumi Mori. 

“Put on some lipstick and chant ‘if you don’t have something nice to say . . . ‘don’t say anything at all,’”  Barrymore continued in her caption. “Thank you @markishkreli @yumi_mori for picking a girl up and dusting her off. And more than anything, helping me feel pretty. Pretty is on the inside. But a little love on the outside never hurts. #thisfeedisforlovers.”

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