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.
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.
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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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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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?'"
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.