19-year-old style icon and actress, Zendaya Coleman has been back to her outspoken, good role model self, by calling out a magazine for over-retouching her images and ultimately stopped the edition from hitting shelves.
The Disney star who has had it rough when it comes to the media and her beauty (remember those comments from E! News regarding the dreadlocks she wore on the red carpet?), spoke out on the issue via her Instagram account on Tuesday, proving that not only is she smart and eloquent with her words, but she is a conscious and good role model to young girls and women everywhere, saying;
“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.”
It seems the magazine in question, Modeliste Magazine did in respond to Zendaya and her fans’ outcry at the edited images, by pulling copies of the November issue back until the images had been restores to show her true shape.
The editor of the mag, Amy McCabe released a statement on the issue, writing;
“In light of our not-yet-released November issue, with Modeliste’s Cover Girl, Zendaya and the swirling controversy in regards to any retouched images, I am compelled to publicly address this situation…
Upon review of the final edited images which had been submitted to us by an independent editing company, together, as a collaboration between myself, Zendaya and her parents, we concluded that the images had been retouched to an extent that was not acceptable and not true to the values and ideals we represent and promote in our publication.
I, therefore, made the executive decision to immediately pull the issue in order to have this rectified and have the images restored to their original, natural state which will reflect the true beauty and radiance of Zendaya.”
Reportedly, the star had also highlighted to the editor that her baby hairs had been retouched and removed from her forehead, on which the editor concluded “What one person may see as a ‘flaw’ is someone else’s fabulousness'” and promises will be restored in the shots.
But what do you think to the issue and the way it was handled? Let us know your thoughts on Zendaya Coleman’s words on the retouched images of her body online by tagging us in your comments @SPICETVAFRICA.
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