The practice of photoshopping celebrities when they appear on the cover of magazines can be problematic. Normal "imperfections" are airbrushed out, waists are slimmed, and sometimes even whole body parts are replaced. And now, skin colors are being swapped out, too. The October issue of InStyle magazine features five different cover photos of Jennifer Aniston recreating iconic beauty looks from the '60s and '70s. But some of the images feature the actress rocking noticeably darker skin, and we're not talking a shade or two of a "healthy glow."
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Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o isn't happy with her latest magazine cover, and for good reason.
Appearing on the cover of Grazia, a U.K.-based fashion magazine, Nyong'o couldn't help but notice that something was missing from the original photoshoot: namely, her hair. The image as it appears in the magazine erases an entire section of Nyong'o's hair and smooths the rest of it.
Nyong'o took to her social media accounts to vent her frustration with the decision to take such creative liberties, writing on Instagram that she was "disappointed" in the outlet for trying to box her into their ideal of beautiful hair.
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Lena Dunham will be the first to tell you she used to have a potbelly, rabbit teeth, and knock-knees as a kid.
She didn't mind — but she cared that others did. People thought she was "funny looking."
"I didn't hate what I looked like," she explained in a recent Instagram post. "I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it."