”It Felt Strange To Look At A Picture of Myself That Is So Different” – Kerry Washington Reacts To Adweek’s Photoshop Controversy

A little photoshop never hurt anybody right? But when it is done to the extent when you cannot even recognise yourself then there is definitely a problem.

In case if you missed it, yesterday American star Kerry Washington was unveiled as the cover muse of Adweek’s April issue.



To be honest when I saw the cover I thought ”well could she have had some work done on her face?” Don’t judge me, you know Hollywood stars do it all the time. Anyway it seems the publication just might over dosed on their photoshopping skills.

The Scandal star has reacted to the controversy, she revealed…

”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.


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