Lisa Whelchel (“The Facts of Life”) recently came forward with shocking news about herself: she is really, really old.
“The Big Bang Theory” star recently posted a photo of herself on Instagram, clad in a black bomber jacket, along with the caption, “I’m kicking it at 45.” The post was accompanied by the hashtag, “#oldisthenewfordinner.”
But fans weren’t exactly loving her brazen, and somewhat dangerous, come-forward. Even though the photo was meant to be a celebratory greeting, Whelchel’s comment went out to the wrong social media account – one that previously had posted quotes from her account such as “I can still be Donna 2.0, or all of the above” and “I’m so good at anything I do, I won’t say that I’m very good at anything.”
At least at first, many fans weren’t buying Whelchel’s bazillion-year-old story. But when the actress posted another photo with the caption, “5 years later, I still look as good now as I did 5 years ago,” many fans were left in awe.
Some fans, like Skanska Fox, who commented on the first post, even went out of their way to say they appreciated Whelchel’s honesty, as well as her success.
“This is an amazing woman with an amazing story,” Fox wrote. “I think you should be proud of yourself!”
Some fans even found themselves envious of Whelchel, who used the recent series of events to shine a light on all those older people out there living “full lives.”
“These are the world we live in. You are not alone,” wrote Samantha Brown. “You are an inspiration!”
Others weren’t nearly as optimistic, like Dawn Cameron, who wrote, “OMG THIS IS SO DISGUSTING.”
“You are STILL FAKING HER SHE’S 45,” Camille Nelson Reichel added. “She has not aged at all. And think about how ugly this photo is looking.”
Other fans were confused. “I’m sorry?” Amy MacFarlane commented. “What planet is she on? Her selfie is just a picture of her….”