Photo retouching and editing has been the object of public scrutiny from both celebrities and everyday women alike. And recently, actress Kate Winslet voiced her own opinions over photo retouching at an Elle Magazine event.
According to The Huffington Post, when Winslet attended an Oct. 19 event to celebrate Elle‘s “Women in Hollywood” issue, she explained to E! News that when she signed her contract to represent makeup company L’Oreal, she made sure that “none of her images in her Lancôme ads are retouched.”
She explained her reasoning in this way: “I think [young women] do look to magazines, I think they do look to women who have been successful in their chosen careers and they want people to look up to,” she said in an interview with E!. “I would always want to be telling the truth about who I am to that generation because they’ve got to have strong leaders.”
Issues such as these have always been important to Winslet, and she expressed why it’s so important to her: “It’s a hope that other people might follow suit but it does feel important to me because I do think we have a responsibility to the younger generation of women,” adding that we all have a responsibility to raise strong women.
We could not agree more. Thank you, Kate Winslet, for reminding us that what we project is what will shape the future.