Rumors began swirling on Twitter last week about Zac Efron after he participated in Bill Nye’s star-studded Earth Day! The Musical virtual event on Facebook. Viewers who tuned in were quick to notice a few perceived changes in Efron’s appearance.
They pointed out that his face appeared swollen, his lips fuller, and his jaw and chin now appear wider and squared off.
I refuse to believe this is Zac Efron pic.twitter.com/ReQOj0qSZU
— 〄 Yousra 〄 | House of Gucci stan | (@youyaslife) April 22, 2021
#ZacEfron began trending with rumors of plastic surgery. While some of the memes and comments were mean-spirited, other Twitter users quickly came to his defense.
i feel really bad for zac efron actually. people were being so awful about his looks when his lil wilderness show was on, despite the fact that he literally looked fine. people can’t accept that he’s not going to look 21 for the rest of his life
— 🤕 (@marscuv) April 23, 2021
Some users noted that the actor was shamed for his “dad bod” during the filming of his show “Down to Earth.”
I’m gonna need everyone making fun of Zac Efron rn to cease IMMEDIATELY. He got emotional over eating carbs again 🥺🥺
Hollywood’s constant scrutiny and impossible body standards affect men too ✋✋ pic.twitter.com/j2xBxecv9k
— sadielady45 (@sadielady451) April 23, 2021
Efron suffered a jaw injury at home in 2013 when he slipped in a puddle of water, causing him to have his jaw wired shut.
Isn’t this just what Zac Efron’s face looks like now? This isn’t new…he’s been looking different for a while. He’s a full ass grown man now, he’s not 17 anymore. People get old and a side effect of that is looking older. 🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/aFtFEgf3ht
— Tielle (@tielliebon) April 24, 2021