Keeping It Real! Busy Philipps Embraces Her Moles, Plus More Celebs Who Refuse to Be Airbrushed
After a fan lamented the lesser presence of Philipps' seemingly airbushed beauty marks on her Health cover, the actress quickly dispelled any editing misconceptions. "They didn't [Photoshop them out] and actually that was discussed," she commented on an Instagram of her cover shot. "The light was super bright which is why they look less dark, but they did NOT airbrush off my moles. Promise you. I can show you the pics from the monitor at the shoot — it's truly just the bright light making them a little lighter."
The actress sprung into action when Modeliste Magazine altered photos to make her appear slimmer. She posted side-by-side images of the original and retouched pics on Instagram, along with a stern message: "Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it. Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue."
"To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot," the newly minted royal previously told Allure in March 2017. "For all my freckle-faced friends out there, I will share with you something my dad told me when I was younger: 'A face without freckles is a night without stars.' "
In June 2018, The Good Place actress posted photos on Instagram from a cover shoot with Vera, Virgin Airlines' in-house magazine. In the caption, the British actress explained that the publication, "agreed to not airbrush me in any way, which I really appreciated as I find Photoshop to be one of the worst things to happen to women."
The move came as no surprise to fans who have been following Jamil on social media for a while: She has long been an outspoken advocate for body positivity. Jamil shared a similar sentiment on Twitter. "Oiiiii @VirginAtlantic shot me for the front cover of their in flight magazine and they were [thumbs up emoji]🏽 and they agreed to not airbrush me or any of my squish. #SayNoToAirbrusing," she wrote.
The Scandal star spoke up when she didn't recognize the face on the cover of Adweek – and it was her. "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," she said of the shot on Instagram. "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."
The Top Chef host is proud to show off every part of her body … and that includes her nipples. "Yup those are my nipples. So what?" she captioned a photo on Instagram from her cover shoot for Elle India. "We have all become so afraid of what a woman’s natural body actually looks like these days. Thank you @elleindiaofficial for not airbrushing them out!" (Lakshmi humorously noted that they used to be "a bit higher" before breastfeeding.)
The singer did not approve when she found photos from a performance had been edited to remove her blemishes. "I find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)," she wrote on Twitter, sharing both a retouched and raw pic from the show.
CAMILA MENDES & LILI REINHART
Riverdale star Mendes was candid in an interview with PEOPLE about a Photoshopping incident concerning two covers for Cosmopolitan's Philippines edition in which she and her costar were made to look thinner than they were.
"I think Lili and I were the most shocked — we were the most shocked about the fact that they would [do that] knowing how much we speak about body positivity to our fans, and how much we love to talk about that," Mendes told PEOPLE. "That they would then manipulate our bodies when we are literally preaching body positivity is so personally insulting, and it's also insulting to the readers."
She added, "And I’m so happy with the way that I am and I don't think that was necessary. It’s never necessary to change your body. People know what I look like, I take photos on my own and I don’t edit them so people know. Stop trying to lie to people, you know?”
The Oscar-winning actress spoke up when Grazia UK edited out her “kinky, coily hair” in favor of a "eurocentric" look for their cover. "Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like," she wrote on Instagram.
"Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture," Nyong'o continued.
"A lot of times I get frustrated because people will, without my consent, Photoshop my body and it doesn’t look like my own body," Lovato told E! News about why she decided to pose for nude, un-retouched photos in Vanity Fair. "Like, no no no, my thighs are bigger than that, can you put them back to the way they were? I’ve literally done that before where I’m like, ‘No, put my legs back on me. Those aren’t my legs.' "
The This Is Us actress set the record straight when Instagram commenters accused her of editing photos to reduce her waistline. "This is so disheartening. Nope just the angle. Ugh," she replied to one follower who cried Photoshop on the pics from her Tonight Show appearance. Eventually, Moore edited the post’s caption to address the rumors. “And ps: I am 5’10 and a size 6. I have NEVER photoshopped pictures. That’s not what I’m about. If you’re going to be rude about people’s bodies, go elsewhere," she wrote.
Trainor is "so sick" of Photoshopping – so sick, in fact, that she took down her "Me Too" music video because “they Photoshopped the crap out of me," she told her fans on Snapchat. "I'm over it, so I had them take it down until they fix it," she added. Trainor went on to say that she had “never approved” the version that went up. Clearly, the video, which she said showed a much smaller version of her waist, really upset her: She captioned one of her snaps "Cried all morning lol hate them." But you can’t keep Trainor down for long: She revealed on Watch What Happens Live that she had approved a new version, sans Photoshopping.
After accidentally posting a Photoshopped image of her Tonight Show visit on Instagram, the UFC champ issued an apology and declared her anti-altering views. "I have to make an apology to everyone," she wrote. "I was sent a picture to share on social for Fallon that was altered without me knowing to make my arms look smaller. I won’t say by who – I know it was done with severely misplaced positive intentions – but this goes against everything I believe and I am extremely proud of every inch of my body. And I can assure you all it will never happen again. I could not be more appalled and hope you all forgive me." In the post, Rousey included a side-by-side comparison of the original photo and the slimmed-down shot in question.