Kerry Washington loves Adweek, but she hates her recent cover for the magazine.
To be clear, the actual story is totally cool per the “Scandal” star, but she believes the trade weekly went overboard in Photoshopping its main image.
“I love ADWEEK … when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled,” Washington wrote on Instagram. “And the truth is, I’m still excited. I’m proud of the article. And I like some of the inside images a great deal. But, I have to be honest…I was taken aback by the cover.”
“Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot,” she continued. “In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters – who doesn’t love a filter?!? And I don’t always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it’s a valuable conversation.”
“Yesterday, however, I just felt weary,” the “Scandal” star stated. “It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It’s an unfortunate feeling.”
Here’s what Adweek had to say:
“Kerry Washington is a class act. We are honored to have her grace our pages,” Editorial Director James Cooper tweeted. “To clarify, we made minimal adjustments, solely for the cover’s design needs. We meant no disrespect, quite the opposite. We are glad she is enthusiastic about the piece and appreciate her honest comments.”
Here’s Washington’s full Instagram post, alongside the cover: