Kerry Washington’s Skin Tone on InStyle Cover Has Created Quite the Scandal
If she does, you join a slew of angry fans that believe InStyle did some color changes to the actress’ skin for the magazine’s March 2015 cover.
Now, both the magazine and Washington have spoken out about the Photoshop accusation.
On Thursday, InStyle posted the following note online:
“We are super fans of Kerry Washington here at InStyle. To feature her on the cover of our March spring fashion issue is both an honor and a delight. We have heard from those who have spoken out about our newsstand cover photograph, concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.”
Washington, meanwhile, had this perfect response:
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 5, 2015
The InStyle cover controversy comes a little over a year after the Scandal star became the subject of a similar conversation with her Lucky cover. At the time, readers pointed out that Washington’s cover photo had received heavy editing on her skin tone and eyes.
[Courtesy Lucky Magazine]
[Courtesy Women’s Day]
C’mon magazine people, get it together.