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5 Celebs Who Have Fought Back Against Photoshop

Female celebs often get a bad rep for being too shallow and trying to present themselves as perfect to the public (see: excessive makeup, botox, tummy tucks). But the number one and newest miracle worker has, and might always be, Photoshop. Whether it be a nose fix or a blemish removal, there is always a disconnect (and well-skilled designer) between what a cover girl looks like on a glossy and the reality of the celeb's frame.

Recently, actress Melissa McCarthy's curvy physique was photoshopped to look slimmer on the poster of her new movie The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock. Fans of the Bridesmaid star were outraged to see the retouched shots. But Melissa isn't the first celeb to get the unwarranted Photoshop treatment though.

Flip through our gallery to see five celeb Vixens who have spoken out against Photoshop. — Terry Carter Jr.

Beyonce H&M

Beyoncé

This year alone, Beyoncé has slayed the covers of several major magazines (GQ, Vogue, Shape and The Gentlewoman), but when it came time for her H&M ads to be unveiled, sources say the Queen B was less than thrilled that the fashion company had removed her curves and photoshopped her appearance.

The singer demanded that her original photos be used in the campaign to show that she embraces her body, bootylicious and all.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian

In 2009, Kim K was caught up in a scandal with Complex magazine after they accidentally released the un-photoshopped version of her cover photo. Instead of being upset about her cellulite being on display, Kim took to her personal blog to address the positive of the situation.

"So what: I have a little cellulite," the reality TV star wrote. "What curvy girl doesn't!? I'm proud of my body and my curves and this picture coming out is probably helpful for everyone to see that just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect."

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Coco Rocha

The always outspoken Canadian fashion model took to twitter to express her concern with editors removing body parts from their models. She tweeted: "Hey, photoshop guys! Can you please be sure to count two arms and two legs on the girls you cut and paste? Thanks!! Sincerely, Models."

Rocha has also taken a stand when she was photoshopped to look nude in her 2012 Elle Brazil spread. “[I] recently discovered that the body suit was Photoshopped out to give the impression that I am showing much more skin than I actually was or am comfortable with. This was specifically against my expressed verbal and written direction.”

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Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet

Thirty-seven-year-old actress Kate Winslet likes her body just the way it is. In 2009, she told Harper’s Bazaar that she demands her image stay untouched for her movie covers. “I will particularly say when I look at movie posters: ‘You guys have airbrushed my forehead. Please can you change it back?'"

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Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

The country mogul shocked readers when she appeared on the 2010 cover of Marie Claire au naturel (no makeup, no retouching). Simpson has since partnered up with Operation Smile to start her own campaign "A Beautiful Me," which celebrates natural beauty and promotes teen girls to embrace their inner beauty.

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"My husband Zackariah Darring and I are so happy to announce that we are expecting our new bundle of joy!" she wrote on Instagram. "We are excited to welcome the 10th addition to our beautiful family." The vocalist continued to state that fans can follow her pregnancy journey on her YouTube series The Keke Show where she gives an intimate look at how she balances her career and motherhood.

 

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Summer Walker's Debut Album Inspires Drake To Write New Music

Summer Walker's debut album Over It has everyone's heart aflutter, including Drake.

Off the heels of her debut project, the Atlanta songstress shared Drake's admiration for her project Sunday (Oct. 6) which included collaborations from Jhene Aiko, Usher. 6LACK and Bryson Tiller. Drake had a strong reaction to "Fun Girl," a track that speaks to the acoustic aura of her precious project, CLEAR.

Sharing his love with more than a few emojis, the rapper reveals the song inspired him to pen two new songs at the crack of dawn.

 

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So I guess fun girl is his favorite song on the album, mines isss... BODY🥰 what’s yours ?

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Summer and Drake worked together for the remix to her breakout hit, "Girls Need Love." In Billboard's  “You Should Know” series, the singer says the two met via Instagram after he gushed about her visuals to the original track. "He said, 'I saw your video on a bowling alley monitor. Thought it was cool,'" she recalled. She added it was Love Renaissance's Justice Baiden who talked her into asking Drake for the remix. The singer is signed to the label along with Grammy-nominated singer 6LACK.

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Tinashe Resurfaces With Exciting Message: "I'm Back And Better"

Tinashe fans rejoice! After a hiatus, the Joyride artist resurfaced on Instagram Saturday (Sept. 28), in a brief video expressing that she's “back and better.”

After a tumultuous relationship with her label RCA, the singer-songwriter broke ties with the company. Since then, she's been hibernating in her “cave,” as she puts it.

"Creatively, I just feel like I needed to go through what I went through in order to be the person that I am today and to get back to my roots," she explained. "You pretty much put your heart and soul and emotions into all these songs and then you put them out there for the world to judge and tear down and pick apart. It's terrifying and it can really mess with your head."

 

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In an interview with VIBE, Tinashe expressed how important it is for her to stay true to herself and artistry. “It’s not even necessarily speaking up but coming to your own conclusions yourself and owning your own instincts and trusting in yourself and creative power,” she said. “I think that’s something that is always important to continue to maintain. It’s easy for that sometimes to get derailed, and it’s important to come back to that.”

During her recent statement, she broke down the importance of art and how it should be expressed through individuality and free expression, sans any boxes or limitations. Making people happy through her music is the goal.

"Music and art are supposed to be these wonderful beautiful things that bring people joy and happiness, and that's really why I started making music in the first place—to give people something that means something to them,” she said.

Although Tinashe did not say when fans can expect new music, she did share a snippet of what she’s been working on in the studio in a separate post. “I’m too emotional.”

 

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