Three days before Meghan Markle declared her engagement with Prince Harry and now she appeared on her first fashion magazine cover as a royal-to-be for ELLE. Typically this occasion is a cause for celebration but the magazine was on fire by the fans because of its massive Photoshop editing on the cover which isn’t something that had been approved by the actress (or her future royal family) approves of.
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On Thursday, ELLE France released December edition of its Magazine featuring Meghan Markle on the Cover Page, however, the magazine was backlashed by its fan due to abundant photoshopping on the cover as the actress’s natural freckles and mole were extremely photoshopped which is something she’s publicly stated as her “pet peeve.” The Cover shows Meghan Markle wearing wearing a billowing white skirt with a denim shirt, standing on the corner of a busy town intersection.
Earlier this year, Meghan Markle praised her cover of Vanity Fair for leaving her natural beauty marks in.
“To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot,” she told Allure in March. “For all my freckle-faced friends out there, I will share with you something my dad told me when I was younger: ‘A face without freckles is a night without stars.’”
In the interview, Markle went on to open up about how she’s frequently labeled as “racially ambiguous” because of her biracial heritage. “I took an African-American studies class at Northwestern where we explored colorism; it was the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community, too mixed in the white community,” she said. “For castings, I was labeled ‘ethnically ambiguous.’ Was I Latina? Sephardic? ‘Exotic Caucasian’?”
Given Markle’s journey to acceptive her colour and natural beauty, it’s impressive why a magazine would Photoshop her freckles out. Attention, fashion world and Hollywood: will we tend to stop with the Photoshop already? It’s obtaining previous.