We understand that, for people in Hollywood, there's a ton of pressure to look a certain way. With your entire appearance constantly scrutinized by the public, it can be easy to cave to societal pressures. But, sometimes, trying to look "good for your age" can actually look, well, kinda bad. And the latest celeb to fall victim to this phenomenon? Talent show bad boy, Simon Cowell.
He's always been partial to the odd cosmetic procedure (just check out his Day-Glo teeth). Earlier this year, Simon Cowell went further with his transformation - and the internet had an absolute field day.
But his latest TV appearance has many thinking that his new look isn't quite so funny.
Simon Cowell is no stranger to internet controversy.As a judge on huge shows like The X Factor and America's Got Talent, he's cultivated a reputation as something of a loveable rogue.
And there's something else that Simon is pretty well known for.For as long as he's been in the public eye, he's always had a very distinctive (and some would say, kind of bizarre) appearance. His oddly tent-like t-shirts combined with high-waisted trousers and brush-like hair means that he's always recognizable.
He's also no stranger to the odd bit of... help.
I can't believe over a million Botox treatments a year are now taking place. How does Simon Cowell fit them into his punishing schedule?— Patrick Strudwick (@Patrick Strudwick)1280483991.0
And, as you'd expect, there have been some truly excellent reactions.
@AliseNavidad He showed the plastic surgeon this picture: https://t.co/lL14149l0v— Heshy Tischler stan account 💞 (@Heshy Tischler stan account 💞)1565804660.0
There have been some other hilarious comparisons.Here, Cowell is compared to a piece of skin with a face on it, first seen on sci-fi show, Dr. Who.
His appearance has been combined with another of this week's top memes.
me looking at new simon cowell https://t.co/axBQpV64v9— helen (@helen)1565894892.0
Simon Cowell basically looks inhuman.
New pictures of Simon Cowell are shocking https://t.co/SWVlgDiQlr— Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK (@Al Murray - DKMS.ORG.UK)1565893134.0
And many have more serious questions.
Simon Cowell’s plastic surgeon after seeing the results https://t.co/etuYdhxXKz— tez (@tez)1565792153.0
Here's the horrific side-by-side comparison.
What has Simon Cowell done? I can’t tell what it is but something is different https://t.co/iywLjjAKjq— shannen (@shannen)1565829353.0
Luckily, we have an expert on hand.
I’m going with: new veneers, fillers in the cheek, Botox in the forehead and a possible eye job too! What do U thin… https://t.co/9p6TvTT1xK— Perez (@Perez)1565803204.0
Simon has attributed his change in appearance to a vegan diet and lots of exercise.But let's just say that the internet isn't buying it. That may have a positive impact on the aging process, but it doesn't result in an actual new face, does it?
He basically doesn't look human anymore.
Why does Simon Cowell look like he belongs on @CrapTaxidermy ??? https://t.co/LI8tsPSfi3— Dementia Von Grimm (@Dementia Von Grimm)1565864928.0
Others made this comparison.
Madame Tussaud’s begins expensive restoration project after fire damage to Simon Cowell waxwork https://t.co/I72ahzFJGP— Crowby (@Crowby)1565774304.0
Some shared edited snaps.
@boring_as_heck https://t.co/SFsJeZZLGe— ✨Alexis Annabelle✨ (@✨Alexis Annabelle✨)1565841505.0
There's something else that's weird about his face.
“Look at all those worried faces...except for Simon Cowell, he looks great” https://t.co/u0vUi2ReTl— Michael Fry (@Michael Fry)1565820325.0
There have been some other excellent comparisons.
simon cowell looks like someone tried to make simon cowell in the sims 3 but got stuck playing around with the eye… https://t.co/R0hsqIpv5L— steph mccann (@steph mccann)1565834457.0
Others noticed this.
Simon Cowell is starting to look like the upside down face kid from Family Guy. https://t.co/zhBx6LFZyN— We Bought A Zuul (@We Bought A Zuul)1565818711.0
And to make matters even more horrifying?Someone used the beloved Faceapp to show us what Simon Cowell would look like if he was sixty... oh wait, he is almost sixty... ok... what he would look like if he was normal.
But at least there's a positive message to take away.
I've said it before but I'll say it again. If you get down and you don't see the point of it all, here's something… https://t.co/tMzlSUHvqg— Limmy (@Limmy)1565881719.0
So, even though he's terrifying, we have to thank Simon Cowell.Not only has he provided us with the best internet entertainment possible - but he's also given us something to look forward to, and that's invaluable.
But this weekend, people have noticed something strange.
via: IMDBCowell appeared on the latest edition of Celebrity X Factor as a judge - and viewers noticed he was looking less than on top form.
In the episode, Cowell was hanging out as his Malibu mansion.But rather than focusing on the various contestants, viewers couldn't take their eyes off something else.
Simon Cowell's appearance.He's been looking a little odd for a while - but things seem to have escalated to a frankly frightening level.
And it hasn't gone unnoticed.
Simon Cowell does not look like Simon Cowell https://t.co/MB68Ms14U6— Rahab Behbehani (@Rahab Behbehani)1570917526.0
He's been looking a little strange for a while.
via: Getty ImagesAlongside his terrifying and inhuman teeth, he's also lost a lot of weight in a very short space of time.
Many think he's looking pretty unwell.
Simon cowell looks well doesnt he #CelebrityXFactor 😂 https://t.co/vkS6tw7639— tommy kelly (@tommy kelly)1570911239.0
Others are feeling worried.
Everyone’s comments on twitter about #SimonCowell but has anyone thought he might be “really “ ill and something w… https://t.co/PQpF73hrnh— lilly300 (@lilly300)1570915473.0
It's not just his appearance, either.
Can I ask... Is Simon Cowell unwell??? He looks and sounds very unwell! Am I the only one who thinks this???????— Liam Dumpleton (@Liam Dumpleton)1570917628.0
He generally seemed to have an ill demeanor.
Celebrity Xfactor. Not my thing but wifey said she NEEDS to watch. Crap singers etc but the point of this is, is Si… https://t.co/6VGNlV37HI— Lee McLoughlin (@Lee McLoughlin)1570913674.0
Overall, people are just hoping to see an improvement in his wellbeing.
Just want the real Simon Cowell back #XFactorCelebrity https://t.co/uaOs7Qdj5l— Ellie Austin (@Ellie Austin)1570911818.0