Keira Knightley is the latest celebrity to blast the media industry for contributing to the body image madness and the use of photoshop. To prove her point, she posed topless for a recent cover shoot for Interview magazine. The catch? None of her photos could be retouched.
You’re probably thinking, Keira Knightley doesn’t need to be retouched, but she explained her disdain of retouching during an interview with The Times.
“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters.”
“And that [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
Pretty sure we know what she means by bigger, so we can leave that one alone.
Some may say she has had it easy, but the 29-year old actress has been at the receiving end of near constant accusations of eating disorders over her slender frame. People can’t seem to get past there are all type of body shapes.
As for why other body images are not presented? She singles out the media and photography in general.
“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she said.
“It’s much easier to take a picture of somebody without a shape; it simply is.”
As for the photos in the magazine, you can see that she’s on the right track for blasting the use of photoshop. An interesting take on how you don’t even need photoshop can be seen via a Buzzfeed original. They show the tricks of lighting and posing to show the reality of before and after shots.