Actress Kim Novak set off a firestorm in social media following her presentation of an animation award at the 2014 Oscars.
Joined by Matthew McConaughey on stage to present an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, the 81-year-old screen legend struggled to speak, and her face seemed unnaturally stiff.
Many went on Twitter to make jokes about the “Vertigo” star, while others rallied to her defense.
All three of us saw Kim Novak’s face and said, “Ohhh.”
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) March 3, 2014
YOU KNOW WHAT GUYS KIM NOVAK IS 81 AND SHE DIDNT FALL DOWN TWICE UNLIKE SOME OTHER PEOPLE I KNOW
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 3, 2014
— Steve Bush (@BushSteve) March 3, 2014
If we weren't obsessed w/ advertisers youth craze, Kim Novak may not have had the surgery everyone's tweeting about. It's OK to be 81.— Vicki St. Clair (@VickiStClair) March 3, 2014
#Vertigo is one of my favorite films of all time and I can't believe that was just Kim Novak on the red carpet what's wrong w/aging??
— Donna Earley (@rnrdonna) March 3, 2014
For everyone making fun of Kim Novak, her walk was reminiscent of someone who has recently suffered a stroke.
— jg (@JustinGlawe) March 3, 2014
— jjtierney (@jjtierney) March 3, 2014