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Celebrities who have spoken out about being photoshopped

In a world where perfection is applauded and social media influence directly affects the bottom line,  the alteration and manipulation of photos is a revenue-generating event.

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Celebrities who have spoken out about being photoshopped
Jameela Jamil at The 2019 American Music Awards red carpet

Over the years celebrities have begun calling out various outlets and photographers for their unrealistic portrayals of their bodies, and lately, they’ve been more outspoken than ever. Stars including Priyanka ChopraRumer Willis, and Zendaya have been mercilessly retouched, proving that irrespective of your frame type, a person will discover a way to photoshop you into that so-called nation of “perfection.” Here, we’ve rounded up the stars who refuse to permit themselves and their bodies to be used to create such unreal expectations. Props to them!

Iskra Lawrence

As someone who’s been through the retouching ringer, body-positive model Iskra Lawrence knows what she’s talking about. After living through constant photoshopping left her wanting to reach an unhealthy, impossible ideal, she says managing to overcome those ingrained insecurities changed her life for the better. Ipso facto, all of our lives improved too: Her social media presence is the most uplifting place on the web, like the post above, where she goes through a retouched photo point by point to highlight exactly what was done to distort it.

Her caption reads [all sic]: “You might be wondering who that random blonde girl is👆 Well it’s me! About 6/7years ago. I might look different because I was a few dress sizes smaller but the main difference is… I’m HEAVILY retouched. That smooth a$$ skin? Not mine – a computer programme did that. The full thick hair – extensions. Push up bra Waist + legs + arms slimmed with a photoshop tool. No eye bags, well actually no nothing that makes me resemble the real me. And the WORST thing about it… I WANTED TO LOOK LIKE THIS!!! Yep I thought if I had ‘perfected’ images (like the ones I saw of other models) that I would book more jobs = would make me happy and successful. When in reality seeing retouched images of myself gave me even more insecurities and body image issues because I couldn’t even look like or relate to the image of myself! So please NEVER EVER compare yourself to images you see, many aren’t real. Perfect does NOT exist so trying to achieve that is unrealistic and editing your pictures will not make you happy. What’s real is YOU, your imperfectly perfect self that’s what makes you magical, unique and beautiful.”

The end result is a cheat sheet to understanding that no, no one looks like that—something that’s easy to hear, hard to believe.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra’s Maxim India cover recently came under fire due to her seemingly nonexistent armpits, and commenters quickly came to her defense by calling out the publication. To be fair, we don’t know anyone whose pits look that smooth and flawless—no matter how much lasering they’ve done.

As a result, the Quantico actress had a pretty epic response. On her Instagram, she posted: “Here is another ‘pit-stopping’ picture to add to the debate. #WillTheRealArmpitPleaseStandUp #nofilter #armpitdiaries.”

All of this makes us ask the question: Why should anyone care about what our armpits look like? Chopra doesn’t. And that’s just one more bit of proof that she’s a total boss.

Meghan Trainor

Considering the lyrics to Meghan Trainor’s biggest hit “All About That Bass” (“I see the magazines workin’ that Photoshop, We know that sh-t ain’t real, come on now, make it stop”), you’d think her team would have gotten the memo that body-altering is a big hell-no in her book. And yet, a few hours after the launch of her new music video for “Me Too,” Trainor realized her body had been digitally altered without her permission. So she pulled the video.

“Hey guys, I took down the ‘Me Too’ video because they photoshopped the crap out of me,” she told her fans on Snapchat. “And I’m so sick of it and I’m over it, so I took it down until they fix it.” And fix it they did. She looks awesome in the unaltered version. See for yourself:

She continued: “My waist is not that teeny, I had a bomb waist that night, I don’t know why they didn’t like my waist, but I didn’t approve that video and it went out for the world, so I’m embarrassed. The video’s still one of my favorite videos I’ve ever done, I’m very proud of it, I’m just pissed off that they broke my ribs you know?” Preach.

Rumer Willis

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Rumer Willis posted the above photo on Instagram with the following note: “The photographer photoshopped my face to make my jaw smaller and I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically. I love the way I look and I won’t support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful. Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won’t stand for.” Hear, hear! It’s especially disconcerting considering the body-image struggles the actress opened up about on Dancing With the Stars last year. (You can read the photographers’ comment about the issue on The Cut. In short: They said the image was corrected because of the camera lens used, not to purposely alter her features.)

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington is (sadly) familiar with Photoshop mishaps—and speaking out about them. For her recent AdWeek cover, the Scandalstar wrote the following statement that was both celebratory of her article and honest (a mission she aimed to accomplish and did): “Look, I’m no stranger to photoshopping. It happens a lot. In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters – who doesn’t love a filter?!? And I don’t always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it’s a valuable conversation. Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It’s an unfortunate feeling.”

Zendaya

Zendaya isn’t one to miss a chance to stand up for something she believes in, whether it’s to dismiss her 2015 Oscars dreadlocks or to call out an overly retouched image of herself. The star shared a photo of the before-and-after pictures of a cover shoot with Modeliste magazine, and was appalled by the amount her hips and torso had been manipulated.

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Magazines aren’t the only culprits of heavy-handed photoshopping, brands and advertisements are commonly guilty of this, too. Pretty Little Liars actress, Ashley Benson, and her on-air colleagues were victims of obvious retouching on a poster for the hit show. The 26-year-old publicly criticized the ad, saying: “Saw this floating around…hope it’s not the poster. Our faces in this were from four years ago…and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive.”

Lorde

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i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok 🙂

Lorde isn’t your average teen, so it’s no surprise that the “Royals” singer called out retouchers for creating pristine-looking skin on an image that had previously been clearly different. Lorde went on to tell her fans that flaws are OK and to remember how easily and commonly these photos are altered.

Jennifer Lawrence

Recently, there has been a knack for photoshopping out moles (why?!), just ask Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence has openly laughed about being photoshopped, most notably for her appearance in a fashion advertisement. “That doesn’t look like me at all! I love Photoshop more than anything in the world,” she told Access Hollywood at a red carpet event. “Of course it’s Photoshop. People don’t look like that.”

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4 Fashionable Ways to Strut Your Sunday Best

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Sunday is known as the most fashionable day of the week when many people put on their best outfit and put their personal style on display. From oversized hats to high heels, there are many different items in your wardrobe that are ideal to wear when you’re out. If you want to strut your Sunday best, here are a few fashion trends to consider.

Culottes

Culottes are one of the most popular trends due to their unique shape that dresses up any outfit without appearing overly fussy. Culottes can be worn with a tank top tucked in and a pair of wedges for the perfect ensemble that is fun and playful. The pants are stylish in the summer with a crop top that reveals a little skin. They can also be worn in almost any season due to their length and versatility, such as in winter with tall boots.

Maxi Dresses

The maxi dress is a great fallback when you need something elegant and yet simple. Maxi dresses are favored for the comfort that they offer without too many pieces used. Consider placing a chunky belt around the waist, which will flaunt your figure and add a bit of detail. Maxi dresses can also be complemented with a jean jacket or even chandelier earrings. Accessorizing the dress is key to making a statement and appearing trendy.

Animal Prints

Tap into your wild side by wearing animal prints that are currently rocking the runway and will help to take your style up a notch on Sunday. Animal prints continue to be a trend and can allow you to sport a leopard print skirt or a zebra top when you want to turn heads with an upscale style. Tame down the rest of your outfit to ensure that the animal print stands out as the focal point of your look.

Off-the-Shoulder Tops

Showing off your shoulders with your top will look elegant and romantic with a trend that continues to reemerge on the fashion scene. Off-the-shoulder tops will help you to get a bit of sun and look beautiful when paired with cropped pants and chunky earrings.

You can feel confident and feel your absolute best by wearing the latest styles that are upscale but still offer plenty of comfort. Incorporating just a few multifunctional pieces into your wardrobe will provide you with more options and allow you to show off your style.

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Top 3 Fashion Trends to Follow in 2019

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If you want to fill your closet with the latest fashion trends, then there are some new clothes that you will want to add to your wardrobe for 2019. These trends have recently been on the runways in New York, Paris, London, and Milan. You may want to consider incorporating these looks into your own wardrobe to have a chic, contemporary look.

Engineered Garments

American designer Daiki Suzuki, who is originally from Japan, produced the first fashion-forward engineered garments in 1999. Canoe Club explains, “the corresponding conversations between pattern, fabrication, and assembly stitch a vision of urban flair and workwear elements together with humble utility – a total delight of creativity without pretension.” Many are built around iconic American fashions like early military uniforms, hunting clothes, and flannel men’s work shirts. Bold plaids are one of the hottest trends in Engineered Garments, and you might like to add a few different ones to your wardrobe this season.

Gender-Fluid Wear

The menswear world is becoming increasingly feminine in its designs. Dazed explains that men can now go into clothing stores and find gender-fluid wear, including pleated skirts, candy cane knee-high socks, and tunic tops adorned with feathers. Recently, the trend has taken to some of the industry’s red carpets with women wearing clothing from the menswear collections and men wearing clothing from womenswear collections. One of the hottest looks is men wearing sheer shirts for dressy occasions. Many are embracing this clothing trend with companies that offer the style making more money than in recent years. This movement is sometimes called androgynous.

Street Style

Black is back in a big way for 2019, and people are accepting it from head to toe. Tulle frocks, leather harnesses, and asymmetrical little black dresses done in all black highlighted the runways this year. These elaborate outfits are often adorned with a little black fur in unusual places to give them a unique twist. Whether on cargo pants or cocktail dresses, street style is also embracing asymmetrical hemlines in a big way. Mix as many different textures together as possible to give your outfit an interesting look. For example, Frilly recommends pairing psychedelic prints with retro faux fur.

Start by deciding which of these looks is your favorite. Then, add pieces in that style to your wardrobe. When you choose to wear them, your friends will know that you are keeping up with the hottest fashion trends. You can even mix and match these styles if you choose by wearing a black jean jacket cut in a classic style with a black tunic top over a pair of black cargo pants. You’re only limited by your imagination!

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]on’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also obeys your commands. I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. -Steve Jobs

She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them, and see to it personally, Commander. [highlight color=”yellow”]There’ll be no one to stop us this time![/highlight] You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! Partially, but it also obeys your commands.

  • Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.
  • He is here.
  • Don’t underestimate the Force.

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I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. [highlight color=”blue”]But with the blast shield down,[/highlight] I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

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Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.
You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

  1. I care. So, what do you think of her, Han?
  2. You mean it controls your actions?
  3. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.
  4. I’m trying not to, kid.

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Revenge of the Sith

post-imageI can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly…

Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. He is here. What?! Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I’m trying not to, kid.

I’m trying not to, kid. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. He is here. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.

 

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

 

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Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

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Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. [highlight color=”orange”]I guess that’s what you’re best at,[/highlight] ain’t it? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
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WOW, Nice photo !

WOW, Nice photo !

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly… As you wish. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.

I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct. Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine. You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. I’m trying not to, kid.

I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? Don’t underestimate the Force. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You’re all clear, kid. [highlight color=”green”]Let’s blow this thing and go home![/highlight] But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is.

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