Stars like Iggy Azalea, Russell Brand & Piers Morgan want people to cut Renee Zellweger some slack

Were you shocked by Renee Zellweger's  red carpet appearance on Monday night?

The 45-year-old became the talk of the town, with people comparing her now versus her more nubile self (circa the early 2000s).

What do other Hollywood celebs think?

Pictures of the actress presently (above in black) and a few years ago (in purple). Photos: Reuters, Starhub

Her peers in Hollywood community sound accepting, based on their tweets:
















As for the woman at the centre of the storm, she's spoken out on the brouhaha.

For the record, here's what Zellweger makes of the buzz.

"I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows," she told People.

"It seems the folks who come digging around for some nefarious truth which doesn't exist won't get off my porch until I answer that door."

Sources: Twitter, E Online, People

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