Kerry Washington is niet blij met haar nieuwste gephotoshopte cover

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Het is niet de eerste keer dat het gebeurt: een celebrity die zichzelf niet meer herkent in zijn extreem gephotoshopte cover voor een magazine en zijn beklag daarover doet in de media. Maar het is misschien wel de eerste keer dat een celeb dit doet met het meest subtiele statement ooit.

Actrice Kerry Washington siert deze week de cover van het Amerikaanse Adweek en ze is niet bepaald blij met het eindresultaat. ‘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,’ zegt ze erover. ‘It's an unfortunate feeling.’

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Toch haalt ze het magazine niet volledig door het slijk. In tegendeel: haar betoog op Instagram is uiterst gebalanceerd en eigenlijk zelfs een oproep om het blad te gaan kopen. Bad publicity gone good, zeg maar.

Afijn, lees haar commentaar hieronder meteen even zelf:

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

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Een before-foto van de cover krijgen we niet te zien, maar we kunnen ons er iets bij voorstellen...

You can read my @adweek cover story online here 🙏🏾 http://adweek.it/1UOhJce

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