Kerry Washington Expresses Disappointment Over AdWeek Cover Photo

On Tuesday April 5, Kerry Washington took to Instagram to express her disappointment over her AdWeek Cover Photo that hit stands this week. 

 

 

Though she applauded the publication for releasing a wonderful interview story about her, she admitted that she felt “weary” looking at the cover photo “that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It's an unfortunate feeling.” 

 

 

Still, Kerry expressed her continued support of Adweek and encouraged her fans to buy its latest issue. 

 

 

 

Read Kerry’s full response to the Adweek cover below. 

So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It's an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception. I love ADWEEK. It's a publication I appreciate. And learn from. I've long followed them on Twitter. And when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled. 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. 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. 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. That being said. You all have been very kind and supportive. Also, as I've said, I'm very proud of the article. There are a few things we discussed in the interview that were left out. Things that are important to me (like: the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team) and I've been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum. But until then...Grab this week's ADWEEK. Read it. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for being patient with me while I figured out how to post this in a way that felt both celebratory and honest. XOXOXOX

 

 

Talk about handling a sticky situation with class and elegance. You go girl! 

 

 

Following her comments, Adweek’s editorial director James Cooper released a statement claiming that the publication made “minimal adjustments” to Kerry Washington’s photo and “meant no disrespect.” 

 

 

“Kerry Washington is a class act. We are honored to have her grace our pages. 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,” he said. 

 

 

 

What are your thoughts on the controversy surrounding Kerry’s recent Adweek cover photo? 

 

Sound off below! 

 

Story From: Huffington Post