After being slammed by Zendaya for altering photos of the actress to make her look even slimmer, Modeliste magazine announced Wednesday it would pull next month’s issue and work with the Disney star to publish “unedited and authentic” photos of her.
The actress and singer was to be featured on the November cover of Modeliste magazine, which promoted the issue this week by releasing several photos from the shoot online.
But Zendaya noticed one picture appeared different than what she had seen before, so she took to Instagram to vent.
“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated," she said in the caption of a post that featured a side-by-side comparison of the photo, showing a before-and-after.
In the retouched photo, Zandaya's hips appear slimmer and her torso narrowed and lengthened.
“These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have,” she wrote. “Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it.”
Later, she noted that Modeliste editors removed the retouched photo from its website.
"Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch,” she said.
The magazine later addressed the flap on Instagram, acknowledging that "re-touching of photos is a sensitive subject" in the fashion industry and across all media.
"Upon reviewing edited images in comparison with the originals, Modeliste Editor-in-Chief, Amy McCabe jointly with Zendaya and her parents made the immediate decision to pull the issue and are working with Zendaya at her request to publish the complete un-edited and authentic images from our cover shoot in Puerto Vallarta," the mag said in its statement.
"We stand to represent and advocate a message of positive body image, self love, and embracing all aspects of individuality, natural beauty and the empowerment of women.
"Please stay tuned for more information to come from our Editor-in-Chief as well as the full set of unedited and un-retouched images which will be released later today."