07/30/2015 12:57 pm ET

Eva Longoria Shuts Down Journalist Who Accused Her Of 'Selling Out'

The actress says she'd never endorse a product she didn't "authentically believe in."

After a journalist criticized Eva Longoria for endorsing an eyewear brand despite not needing glasses, the actress used social media to address the accusation.

In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, writer Jenna Clarke discussed celebrities who endorse products they have no interest in and used Longoria and her support for Specsavers as an example. As part of her argument, Clarke claimed to have found only a few photos of the actress wearing glasses. 

"Longoria, who is also a cosmetics ambassador, is a serial offender when it comes to selling out in a not so subtle way," Clarke wrote.

In response, the "Desperate Housewives" actress tweeted an "open letter" along with three photos as proof that she wears glasses.

"If you had done your journalistic duty (it's actually not that hard, a more thorough google job, or one phone call to my camp and they could have provided you any documentation) you would see that I have been wearing READING glasses since May 3, 2013," she wrote. 

Longoria spoke more about the article on Australia's "Kyle and Jackie O Show" on Thursday. She explained that the article was hurtful, and she would never endorse a product that she didn't actually believe in.

"I was really upset because I’d never endorse anything I don’t authentically believe in and I love Specsavers, and I wear glasses," she told the radio hosts. 

H/T Latina

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