15Blake Lively Talks Openly About 99.9% Of Images Being Photoshopped
Blake Lively made headlines this week when she deleted every picture from her Instagram and stopped following husband, Ryan Reynolds; in all fairness, she stopped following everyone except for people with the name Emily. We’re hoping that it’s a promotional stunt for an upcoming movie because we love Blake’s eccentric
Instagram style and fashion shots. Today, we’re focusing on Blake Lively’s recent interview with Gigi Hadid. The two sat down for Harper’s Bazaar and talked prom, Photoshop, and Instagram too. According to Harper’s Bazaar Blake said this about mainstream photo media culture, “It’s so important for young people not to compare themselves with what they see online. It’s our job as actors and/or models to be in shape. We have access to gyms and trainers and healthy food. And then on top of that, 99.9 percent of the time the images are Photoshopped. I’m guilty myself of being at a photo shoot and saying, ‘That looks terrible on me.’ And they’re like ‘We’ll fix it.’ And you’re so relieved.” The star continues, “My dream is for all images to have a little asterisk next to them with a caption that reads, this photo has been retouched. Just so there’s a gentle reminder that, hey, this isn’t real life.” We’re loving that Blake is being open and honest about her insecurities and her sense of relief knowing that someone is going to “fix” photos she doesn’t like, we’re also totally on board for that asterisk, as Blake says, the pictures we see in magazines aren’t real and they shouldn’t be made to seem like they are.