Singer and actress Zendaya has never been afraid to speak up for herself and for those who identify with her. This time, Zendaya spoke out when Modeliste magazine Photoshopped the 19-year-old’s cover photo for the magazine.
She asked the magazine to take down photos that had distorted Zendaya's real figure into a Barbie doll frame. The magazine listened to the vocal star and removed the images. Then, Zendaya went public about what happened.
“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19-year-old hips and torso quite manipulated,” Zendaya wrote on Instagram Tuesday night. “These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have.”
Zendaya posted the untouched and Photoshopped pictures on her Instagram and pointed the real her is on the right and, "I love it." She thanked the magazine for removing the Photoshopped pics.
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.
She isn't afraid to respond to people criticizing her or other people's appearance. This summer, she slammed internet trolls who called her parents ugly, according to E!.
Born Zendaya Coleman in Oakland, California, this star got her start as a fashion model for popular brands including Macy's, Mervyn's and Old Navy. She's moved in music, TV and movies, but still plays the role of model for publicity and cover shoots.
While Photoshopping is standard for stars to maintain impossible standards of beauty, this young star is not afraid of bucking that trend.
Source: E! Online