Did Brad Pitt undergo laser treatment and eye surgery to make himself look younger? That's the claim in one of the tabloids. Gossip Cop found the story to be completely untrue.
Using the headline, "The Curious Case of Brad Pitt," NW says the actor looks suspiciously younger these days. The article is based on a single photo of the actor at the Mexico premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and the word of a doctor who's never treated or even seen the movie star in person.
The magazine quotes a plastic surgeon as saying, "It certainly appears that he has had eyelid surgery on both his upper and lower lids. This cannot be chalked up to a good night's sleep!" The physician goes on to say that Pitt could "have had some laser resurfacing under his eyes" in addition to other procedures. "This gives him a more alert appearance, but it also shaves years off his age and looks natural."
The magazine's article is based on very flimsy evidence. Additional photos of Pitt in Mexico, as well as more recent pictures of the actor, reveal that his eyelids and skin looks completely natural for a person who's 55-years-old. Lighting plays a major role in one's appearance in a picture, which is the more likely explanation behind Pitt's eyelids looking tighter on the red carpet in Mexico.
To back up its story, the tabloid uses a "before" photo of Pitt, in which he's in mid-sentence. Moving one's mouth causes causes wrinkles to be more prominent, so this is hardly a smoking gun. Meanwhile, the "after" photo used as "proof" of plastic surgery is one that involves Pitt raising his eyebrows, which tightens the skin.
A fair comparison would be two photos of Pitt with similar facial expressions, as well as making sure he had the same amount of sleep and water in both photos, since those are big factors in the appearance of one's skin. The tabloid doesn't use a fair comparison, because that would reveal the actor hasn't undergone any major surgeries.
Gossip Cop is no stranger to NW's blatantly false rumors about Pitt. We busted the outlet a few weeks ago for a bizarre claim about Pitt teaming up with Snoop Dogg to make music. There's no collaboration between the two in the works.
Gossip Cop has also busted a fair amount of stories related to the actor's recent time in Mexico. Just last week, we debunked Star's claims about Jennifer Aniston taking Pitt to Cabo after he was done promoting his movie in Mexico City. Gossip Cop also caught New Idea making up a similar story about Pitt and Aniston going on a "secret getaway" to Mexico. This latest on based on the actor's appearance on the red carpet is more fiction.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.