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Keira Knightley Protests Photoshop By Posing Topless


There’s been a growing discontent among celebs about the more and more frequent use of Photoshop when it comes to portraying them to sell magazines. Keira Knightley has decided that enough is enough , and has submitted an unedited topless shoot for Interview magazine, and also spoken out about how the software tool is becoming more and more prevalent, without anybody really trying to stop it or letting the public know the truth.

I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. 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.”


Keira is no stranger herself to having pics of her manipulated without her consent, for the sake of marketing a product. There was controversy before when her breasts were noticeably enlarged via Photoshop for the “King Arthur” promotional posters a few years back. Keira has had enough.

“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame. Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape,” 


Whether or not the movement will be taken up by any more famous faces remains to be seen, but at least Keira is making people sit up and take notice, and generating a discussion on the topic. What we see on magazine covers and posters has long since stopped being a fair representation of women’s bodies in real life, with even the most glamorous of celebs having their images retouched, and it seems it’s not always happening with their permission.

(Images and source – Huffpost, Interview Magazine)


1 Comment

  1. Samantha Jackson
    19 May 2016 / 01:20

    nice post

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