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Sure, there are lots of perks of being a star. There are also just as many pitfalls. For instance, as your face ages or changes, your self-esteem can really take a hit once people start picking you apart. Rose McGowan recently lashed out at some particularly cruel critics who compared her face to the late Michael Jackson's. Take a look at stars side by side.

The trouble started when McGowan posted a photo of herself in sunglasses.

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Admittedly, there is a slight resemblance. They have the same porcelain skin and seem to like the same fiery red lipstick. 

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McGowan's face has changed quite a bit over the years, but unlike Jackson, she says it wasn't by choice. She had to get reconstructive surgery after a 2007 car accident. But while her face has changed, her snarky attitude hasn't. Lashing back at her haters, she wrote:

Has anyone stopped to think that Michael Jackson used to be black, and tried to turn himself into a white, possibly Irish person with a cleft chin and a tiny nose? I was born Irish. So f--k off losers.

Can't blame her for responding. It's infuriating. Though she's wasting her energy. Clearly the critics wanted to be mean and get a rise out of her. Comparing her plastic surgeries to that of MJ suggests she is obsessive or even compulsive about her face. He was obviously a troubled man. Why justify their nasty comments with a reaction -- it's not worth it.

Do you think McGowan looks like Michael Jackson?

 

Images via rosemcgowan/Instagram; JCalderon/Splash News and Brock Miller/Splash News