Kerry Washington calls out Adweek for dramatically photoshopping a picture of her

Seriously. Where's Olivia Pope?

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Kerry Washington - aka Olivia Pope off of Scandal - has called out a recent photo shoot with AdWeek for dramatically photoshopping her image on the cover. 

In a post shared to Facebook, Kerry initially praised the magazine and the profile they'd written about her, but admitted that she was "taken aback" when she saw the cover. As a result, she added that she's having trouble celebrating it completely.

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"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," Kerry wrote. 

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

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"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," she added.

It's true though, we seriously didn't even realise it was Kerry at first. Whaddya you think? Has photoshopping gone too far? Tweet us @sugarscape and let's get Olivia Pope on the case.  

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