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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kerry Washington Calls Out Adweek for Photoshopping Her Image On The Cover | Naturally News

Kerry  Washington Calls Out Adweek for Phtoshopping Her Image On The Cover
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We love Kerry Washington as she's our Natural hair gladiator and a talented actress on the silver screen as well as TV. The 39 year old lovely is so busy with her upcoming HBO movie, Confirmation, her hugely popular TV show, Scandal and being everywhere including on several covers of magazines. 

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She's in the news again but not for a good reason but as another victim of photoshopping as magazines just cannot seem to leave the beautiful actress' face, color and body alone. This time Adweek, is on the receiving end of a photoshopping failure for altering Ms. Kerry's facial features to the point where fans are not the only one balking. 


So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It's an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception. I love ADWEEK. It's a publication I appreciate. And learn from. I've long followed them on Twitter. And when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled. And the truth is, I'm still excited. I'm proud of the article. And I like some of the inside images a great deal. But, I have to be honest...I was taken aback by the cover. 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. That being said. You all have been very kind and supportive. Also, as I've said, I'm very proud of the article. There are a few things we discussed in the interview that were left out. Things that are important to me (like: the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team) and I've been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum. But until then...Grab this week's ADWEEK. Read it. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for being patient with me while I figured out how to post this in a way that felt both celebratory and honest. XOXOXOX
A photo posted by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) on

Kerry took to Instagram to share her unhappiness with the cover:
"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. 
That being said. You all have been very kind and supportive. Also, as I've said, I'm very proud of the article. 



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Here is a picture in the magazine she does approve of and where she actually looks like herself.



A photo posted by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) on


Adweek editorial director Jim Cooper responded to Washington's comments, "Happy @kerrywashington was proud of her Adweek profile, sad cover misses for her. Added volume to hair for dramatic effect. No disrespect." People


We call foul and not the least bit fazed by Adweek's response as it is obvious the cover picture was grossly adjusted and as a corespondent on Good Morning America pointed out, the picture looks like if Scarlett Johansson and Kerry Washington had a baby.  

Yup, they hit the photoshopped nail squarely on the head.



Who's watching Confirmation later this month? Check it out!


Photo courtesy of HBO.com


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