Actress-singer Zendaya expressed shock on Instagram over the extent of slimming edits to her hips and torso in photos taken for the November issue of fashion magazine Modeliste, prompting the magazine to announce a recall of the issue so that it can be republished with the original unedited photos. The 19-year-old star of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover shared an original copy of a picture alongside an edited version in an Instagram post in which she explained that the edits promote unhealthy ideals of beauty and that she stands “for honest and pure self love.”
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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.
Zendaya joins a number of female celebrities making headlines campaigning against the retouching of photos. Popstar Demi Lovato recently appeared nude in photos for Vanity Fair but demanded the photos be unedited, and Kate Winslet, who has campaigned against airbrushing of her photos for years, recently signed a contract with L’Oréal stipulating her ads for Lancôme cosmetics leave her appearance untouched, wrinkles and all.
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