A WOMAN has fought back online trolls who claim gray hair makes her appear older.
Elisa Berrini Gómez, 56, took it to TikTok and slammed mean trolls saying that looking old is the new sexy.
In a short clip that has since taken the internet by storm, racking up more than 200,000 views in just five days, the TikTok star was first seen in baggy pajamas and comfy sliders, with her hair tied in a ponytail.
Next to the superimposed text that read, “Grey hair makes you look old,” Elisa had crossed her arms and didn’t look overly confident.
But seconds later, she suddenly transformed from a shy 56-year-old woman into a stunning beauty wearing a black bodycon mini dress and stylish biker jacket, with her luscious hair in loose waves.
“It’s the new kind of alt, babes,” she said while showing off her gray locks.
After receiving a viral response, Elisa took time to share her thoughts on ageism in a follow-up video, claiming it’s something she works with.
“I know a lot of people don’t like aging because they’re afraid of looking old, they’re afraid of becoming invisible, they’re afraid of pain — all of these are part of getting older.
“It’s practically a price we have to pay to have that privilege.
“I love looking ‘old’,” she told viewers.
“Because I am considered old and invisible and therefore useless – freedom!
“Freedom!” she exclaimed after claiming she was under constant scrutiny from men and women alike before she “got old.”
Now, at 56, she too can hit the gym without being interrupted by unwanted attention, she added.
“My self-love drives me to enjoy my older self.”
Viewers praised the news, with some taking to comments to share their thoughts.
“It is your freedom that turns you back in old age [sic]. Live to the fullest!” thought one.
”Thank you for today. Preach it!!” one fan wrote, while a third added, “Never explain it. Nobody deserves to know. Self love is only for you.”
Meanwhile, this woman grew her hair to 5 feet after she left gray with 13 – now people are offering to pay to LICK it.
In addition, a hairdresser has betrayed which styles to ask about based on age.
Elsewhere, a boss asked an employee to dye her hair because she’ll be gray by 30 – he says so looks unprofessional.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17929393/grey-hair-old-self-love/ I’m 56 and proud of my gray hair… trolls say it makes me look old but I don’t care, I find it sexy