Someone Called Ryan Gosling’s Partner Eva Mendes ‘Old’ & She Clapped Back

One hot topic that isn’t going away is online harassment. The internet is a wild place and it’s all too easy to get attacked by trolls and other mean-spirited people. Even Ryan Gosling’s partner, model and actress Eva Mendes, was subjected to some gross harassment. Here’s how she shut down a hater.

Eva Mendes in Aventura, Florida | John Parra/Getty Images for Estee Lauder

The innocuous post which brought out the trolls

Often, people are subjected to online harassment after taking a stance on a touchy subject or doing something out of the ordinary. However, this is not always the case. Mendes posted something very benign and still received unwarranted criticism. This is another example of how, even though the internet is more widely accessed than ever before, it’s still an untamed wilderness.

According to US Weekly, Mendes simply posted “Back to work. Design meeting. My coworker getting her kicks and teasing me about my ‘cute’ new hair. Thanks to @giannandreahair for making my mom life a helluva lot easier.” ⠀

She continued, “Sending you all some extra love right now and always. Thank you for always sending me so much positivity and love through your comments. I read most of them when I can and it makes me so happy that there’s so much love around. I send it all right back. Ten fold.”

A sweet Eva Mendes post which led to some mean trolling

Eva Mendes shuts down a troll

Pretty innocuous stuff. However, one commenter still felt the need to insult Mendes. This commenter wrote “She’s getting old.” Even at a time when society is trying to move beyond this sort of ageism, some apparently never got the memo.

Mendes responded in a way that was both classy and direct. “Yes your [sic] right. Thank God I’m getting old. That means I’m still here. I’m gonna be 46 soon and grateful everyday that I’m aging.”

Mendes continued “Was your comment suppose[d] to be make me feel bad? It didn’t. It makes me feel grateful. So thank you for the reminder that I’m still here.”

She’s not the only actress to deal with ageism

Eva Mendes attends the Little White Lies premiere | Ernesto Ruscio/Getty Images

Mendes is one of numerous Hollywood celebrities over the age of forty to have difficulties because of their age. People reports Julianne Moore has discussed the issue. “I mean, let’s not talk about this idea of, ‘Oh no! I’m going to be 40!’ You could be dead. So enjoy it.”

Moore added “It’s a privilege to age. Even in scripts, they’ll refer to a character as ‘aging.’ Well… everyone is aging. In literature and in movies, when people try to stop the process, it always ends in disaster. I think it’s really important to be where you are.”

Mendes and Moore both seem to have very healthy attitudes about life. Maybe they should have the chance to work together! Hopefully, Mendes’ words encourage people to be thankful to be alive, and to think before saying anything insensitive on the internet.

Also see: Wendy Williams Just Called This Major Celebrity an ‘Old Grandma’