7 Stars Who Protested Being Ridiculously Photoshopped

Stars! They’re just like us! Every photo of them is meticulously retouched before being seen by the public at large. Okay, so they’re just like our selfies, but NOT at all like our unapproved tagged photos. But more and more stars are calling out their over the top photoshop alterations in the same of giving the finger to unrealistic beauty standards. And I say good for them. Imma still keep my filters on, unless the selfie light is on point. Here’s 7 celebs who thought the photoshopping went too far even for a vain celeb.

Meghan Trainor

NO! How you gonna ‘shop a woman known for being proud of her curves? Well that’s what happened to Meghan Trainor. When she released her latest video for the song “Me Too” the singer immediately noticed the she was a little slimmer in the waist, and actually thought fans were retouching the video. “When it was up, I saw my fans posting clips of this dance scene and I was like, ‘Why are the fans messing with my waist?’ and then I looked at my video and I was like, ‘It’s my own video.”
Meghan immediately had the video taken down and issued an apology to her fans.
“I don’t know how you would shave my waist off. Like me, as the ‘All About That Bass’ girl. I didn’t want this song to be the new anthem for Photoshop, but obviously it’s still a big issue and we’re still talking about it.”
Here’s the new version of the video, with Meghan looking perfectly hot. Calm down, people who photoshopped the singer!

Ronda Rousey

Another star who is constantly making the case for loving your body, is badass fighter Ronda Rousey. So no one was more outraged than her when she accidentally shared a ‘shopped pic. Here’s what she had to say:
I have to make an apology to everyone – 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??
Good for you! If someone felt the need to photoshop her body, I can’t imagine what they’d do to me!

Ashley Benson

This bad photoshop job definitely puts the liars in Pretty Little Liars. Here’s what Benson said on Instagram:
Saw this floating around….hope it’s not the poster. Our faces in this were from 4 years ago…..and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photo shop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It’s not attractive ??
I mean these girls are gorgeous, surely they didn’t need to be that photoshopped!? Why they need this much retouching is a bigger mystery than who A was.


Honestly, it must just feel insulting at some point when people retouch your face when you didn’t ask for it. You probably think your look fine and then someone is like “Naaaah!” Must have pretty big balls to do that to a celebrity! As shown above, it can really backfire.


Do not mess with Zendaya! Even when you’re practically perfect, people will still find something to bitch about. Here’s Zendaya’s take on the matter:
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.
This is why she’s one of the best Disney Channel stars ever. She doesn’t take crap from anyone. Skai Jackson is till the queen though.

Kerry Washington

DON’T MESS WITH OLIVIA POPE! After Kerry Washington saw her ADWEEK cover, no one was more stunned about her appearance than she was. It’s one thing to cover up some acne or slim down a waist, but to change the way the person looks? That’s just bonkers. Here’s what she had to say:
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.
Total Gladiator move!

Nicki Minaj

Oof. What’s not good, ESPN Magazine? Poorly retouching Nicki Minaj, that’s what. When the star was on the cover of ESPN magazine’s music issue she was pissed about the retouching done, captioning the above pic with this: When retouching goes wrong. She posted her own outtake of the shoot:

and captioned it: I love my personal unretouched photos where my forehead doesn’t mysteriously grow in length. ? ?
At least they didn’t ‘shop her booty. I mean that would be blasphemy.

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