Kerry Washington posted a message on Instagram directly addressing the Photoshop that was done on her cover of Adweek. Strangely, at the same time, Washington honored the publication, while she pointed out the flaws, “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.”
Washington continued, “Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot,” she said looking back at some skin tone altering done by cover lighting, “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.”
Wow, what a true team spirit.