|11BlessedNatural: Digging Deeper Into Zendaya's Call Out of Modeliste Magzaine for Retouching Photos (photo cred: Facebook)|
In response to Zendaya's words, the editor of Modeliste Magazine, Amy McCabe wrote a letter (which was published on the magazine's website) explaining that after reviewing the retouched photos, she made the decision to pull the issue and replace the retouched photos with the originals. McCabe continued by pointing out the fact that that there is a problem with our standards of beauty and "body shamming" in the media are causing a false sense of beauty that many people try to achieve. McCabe went on to praise Zendaya's call out stating that she created "a very necessary honest and open dialogue."
|Back in February: Zendaya with her faux locs, which were criticized.|
I am proud of Zendaya for speaking out because she chose to use her voice and popularity to promote the love of one's self. One of the best parts about her as a spokesperson is that she is young. I think teens and young adults need to hear that message the most, because they might get it better if it is coming from a celebrity close to their age. I remember being a teen and looking in magazines seeing photos of "perfect" people. I found out later that those photos were not real. The people who were being photographed didn't even looked like the finished photos. Tada! Who was I really aspiring to be like and why? I think that any standards of beauty can be sure to leave someone feeling inadequate, especially American standards. We must embrace self-love.
It is interesting to me when I see the reactions to entertainment news stories where celebrities have gone without makeup. Many of the responses I've seen include some readers calling the person "basic" to indicate they look just like a normal person. This reveals that these photos we see in a lot of media do not reflect realness. Zendaya's call out makes the statement loud and clear: Stop aspiring to be like those "perfect" photos and images you see in magazines and other places! Again, those people don't even look like the photos presented. I like Zendaya's untouched photo better, and I love what it represents! She rocks!
What do you think about Zendaya's call out of the magazine for her retouched photos?
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