Actress Meg Ryan was on hand Sunday (June 12) at the 2016 Tony Awards to introduce a performance by the cast of “She Loves Me,” a Broadway musical currently starring Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski.

But the performance was far overshadowed by Ryan’s appearance, with the Internet having a field day regarding what the actress looks like now. There were dozens of unflattering comparisons and jokes made on Twitter, headlines like “What happened to Meg Ryan’s face?” and her “new look” was the No. 1 trend on Facebook Monday morning.

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The criticisms would seem mean under ordinary circumstances because, as many Twitter users point out, not only is Ryan 54 years old, but the unfair standards of beauty thrust upon actresses are what cause them to turn to drastic measures to avoid the appearance of aging.

But Twitter users are also aghast that anyone cares about Ryan’s face in the wake of what happened Saturday in Orlando, a tragic shooting that left at least 50 people dead.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."