All week long on “The Talk” the ladies revealed very deep personal secrets about themselves. Check out what Julie Chen revealed about some controversial plastic surgery that she had done in order to avoid racism in the video below.
According to People Magazine, Julie has been getting a lot of feedback about her revelation.
“The response has been a bit overwhelming. When I decided to reveal this, I thought it would only create dialogue in the Asian community, as it’s been a hot topic through the years for us. I thought those who are not Asian simply would not understand the issue and would not be interested I’m glad it’s caused a dialogue of sorts.
I am sorry to hear some within my own community are still judging me and don’t agree with a decision I made for myself, which had nothing to do with denying my heritage. I want people to understand that there are Asians born with the crease I had surgically done to my eyes, so the goal was never to look less Asian.
The goal was to simply have bigger eyes so the camera didn’t make me look sleepy, bored, angry or disinterested in my interviews. The goal was to look, in my opinion, more alert and more interested on camera for my work/career.”
Hmmm we’re curious what that guy from Dayton, OH has to say now. We’re sure he never made it as far as Julie did in their industry! Good for Julie for doing what was in her heart. In the end look at all the barriers that Julie has been able to topple for all the other little Asian girls to come after her. Because of what she did some other Asian woman won’t have to.