• Criticism of Sarah Jessica Parker's gray hair was sparked after she and Andy Cohen were photographed together in July
  • Cohen noted that he himself has "white hair" but only his friend received comments about it
  • He said Parker was "right" when she called the criticism of her gray hair "misogynistic"

Andy Cohen has come to his close friend Sarah Jessica Parker's defense following comments about her age and older appearance.

On Thursday, Cohen, 53, talked about Parker, 56, clapping back at those who criticized her gray hair when he appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show." The criticism started after the "Sex and the City" star was photographed enjoying lunch with the "Watch What Happens Live" host in New York City in July.

Cohen expressed his support for Parker, noting that he himself has "white hair" but only his friend received comments about it.

"She's sitting next to me... and all the articles [are] 'Sarah Jessica Parker, she's going gray, she looks old.' It was insanity. People just missed the mark totally," he was quoted by People as telling host Drew Barrymore. "It was misogynistic, and she was so right."

Cohen also hinted that this message would be covered in the upcoming "Sex and the City" revival series, "... And Just Like That."

"I think this new 'Sex and the City' iteration is going to be quite revolutionary because from what I understand, it's going to show the women living vibrantly in their 50s and at this stage in their lives," Cohen explained. "She's not going to be running around in a tutu and high heels, they are going to be living in their 50s as beautiful women. I think it's going to be a wonderful message."

Parker recently recalled the "chatter" about her gray hair in her cover story for Vogue's December issue.

"There's so much misogynist chatter... I'm sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it OK for him?" the actress said.

She also pointed out how people on social media tend to be especially judgmental of others' looks.

"'She has too many wrinkles, she doesn't have enough wrinkles.' It almost feels as if people don't want us to be perfectly OK with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better," Parker said. "I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?"

"... And Just Like That," which just wrapped on the upcoming 10-episode season this week, also stars "Sex and the City" cast members Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Chris Noth, among other familiar faces and names.

The revival show premieres on HBO Max in December.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen recently revealed that Sarah Jessica Parker only spoke good things about Kim Cattrall with him. Pictured: Parker, Cohen attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Getty Images/Mike Coppola