Obvious fact stating time! Jennifer Lawrence is insanely beautiful. Like… beautiful features, beautiful bod, but also a really beautiful personality. She wins.
Sadder fact: Some people want to give her all sorts of trouble about her weight. There were lots of idiotic complaints that she didn’t look starving enough in The Hunger Games, as well as many general assholian comments that she was fat, even though she’s skinnier than pretty much everyone we know. Jennifer has addressed these comments, to point out how ridiculous they are, and to assure the world that she’s comfortable with her body. We love her even more for it.
One of the most recent sources she shared it with was Marie Claire South Africa, on which her cover quote is “I’d rather look chubby on screen and like a person in real life.”
In a stunning act of hypocrisy, Marie Claire then photoshopped the bejeezus out of her cover photo:
At first, we thought we didn’t immediately recognize Jen because of the heavy eye makeup or the sexy stare. But then we noticed that her cheekbones suddenly grew implants. Her jawline thinned and her chin reconstructed into a V-shape. Her bust almost disappeared and her waist along with it. Though we haven’t heard many other people complain (maybe most of the world is just used to magazines doing this by now, as sad as that is), it is really, really obvious to us.
For comparison, here’s Jennifer at the Silver Linings Playbook premiere in September:
This photo is gorgeous. She’s made up but not photoshopped and she looks fantastic!
It’s supremely disheartening that magazines will share Jennifer’s message about being comfortable with her image while simultaneously changing it to suit their own preferences. She’s gorgeous anyway, but when they pair an image of her airbrushed to their ideal of perfection with a quote about how she thinks she looks chubby on screen (which she doesn’t!), it creates a whole world of image issues.
Imagine already having image issues and seeing this. If this magazine quotes Jennifer Lawrence saying she looks like a “normal person” then photoshops her into an unattainable mega-babe (which again, she’s already pretty damn close without photoshopping) which you then perceive as simply being “normal”, it only confirms that there’s something wrong with you in your mind.
We truly wish that no one thought that way, that everyone recognized the manipulative tricks used to sell magazines and make stars look good despite many celebrities objecting to it, and that magazine covers had no affect on people. But none of that is the case.
In short: Can we just let the beautiful girl’s beautiful features be naturally beautiful instead of being total scumbags about it? PLZKTHX.
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