The internet—or some parts of it, anyway—seems to have trouble accepting that Martha Stewart,

is, in fact, that fabulous. Stewart, who is 81, broke barriers as the oldest woman to ever appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition,

and out come the critics—one wrote “This would be so impressive to see without Photoshop editing

it would be nice to have real representation of what women look like without being perfected.”

Another agreed, writing “Let’s not pretend that these photos aren’t comprised entirely of plastic surgery,

Photoshop, and airbrushing…fun at 81?

Sure, but there isn’t one authentic thing about any of these pics.”

Not so fast, says Stewart herself, who—not owing anybody anything, by the way—says of the accusations

“I’ve had absolutely no plastic surgery whatsoever.”

the shoot, she says she had just two months to prepare for it,