Hayley Atwell Responds To Photoshopped Magazine Cover, Showing Exactly How She Feels About Retouching

At least someone’s being really real about retouching! Captain America: The First Avenger actress Hayley Atwell called out a magazine for Photoshopping her cover picture via Twitter, and it was basically the greatest thing ever. Here's how it went down. A fan commented on how beautiful Atwell looked alongside a picture of her magazine cover photo, and instead of just taking the compliment, she responded with “Why am I so photoshopped?” Which is a good question, because she certainly doesn’t need to be!

I really admire that Atwell is comfortable enough with herself to totally own up to the fact that the magazine’s depiction of her wasn’t exactly realistic. And I mean, we all know that magazine photos have some editing done to them, but there’s editing and then there’s editing, you know what I mean? Not everybody recognizes the work done to their photos the same way Atwell did, and for that, she deserves a round of applause.

With such a move towards body positivity lately, it’s important to call attention to magazines that are heavily altering photos, because the only way we can ever move away from that practice is to draw attention to it and criticize the overuse of Photoshop. So, Atwell’s little Twitter comment is a huge step towards promoting body positivity in the magazine industry. And that’s a win in my book.

Couldn't have said it better myself!