Social media has been buzzing about the new Kerry Washington InStyle cover. She looks amazing as usual but many of her fans say she looks “whitewashed’ and not herself.
We all know that magazines do touch ups all the time to their covers, they shrinks waist lines, trim legs but this time they seemed to have brighten Kerry’s complexion for some odd reason.
To be fair there are a few people on social media who think the cover is just fine, but there are many, who say they do not even recognize’ their beloved Kerry because her face and arms look like two different shades.
It was so bad, that since then Instyle has decided to address the issue and defend themselves:
“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.”
They of course blamed the lighting and since we were not there we cannot say for sure if that is in fact the truth. Kerry herself addressed the issue without adding fuel to the fire with the following statement: