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No, Tom Ford Is Not a Jerk for Saying Gisele Will Age Someday

09/25/2012 02:50 pm ET | Updated Nov 19, 2012

In a recent interview with Tom Brady, designer and director Tom Ford made some interesting age-related comments about the football player's wife, the absurdly gorgeous supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

The Internet has had it out for Ford since the interview came out in VMAN, calling for his head on a pike because he dared to talk openly about the fact that Gisele will someday age -- and further, that it's unfortunate that the fashion industry will consider her less important and beautiful when she does show visible signs of aging.

I know. That bastard.

But wait -- it's true, isn't it? Ford never said that Gisele will stop being beautiful, or that she'll lose value as a human being when she ages, but rather that the international fashion industry will celebrate her less as she gets older. In fact, he was lamenting that fact.

He did not, as Kelsey Miller of Refinery 29 suggested, say that Gisele, "at the age of 32, is about to slip into old hag-itude."

Nor did he say, as Elisabeth Sherman of Cellar Paper suggested, that Gisele "should probably start worrying about the fact that she is going to someday be fucking hideous and impossible for men to look at without actually vomiting."