Three days after she introduced her engagement to Prince Harry on Monday, Meghan Markle appeared on her first style journal cowl as a royal-to-be. And although the event is normally a trigger for celebration, one thing tells us that the plentiful Photoshop on the quilt isn’t one thing the 36-year-old actress (or her future royal household) approves of.
On Thursday, ELLE France got here beneath hearth by followers for Photoshopping the “Suits” actress’s pure freckles and mole on its December cowl, Revelist first reported. The cowl options a photograph of Markle, wearing a billowing white skirt and a denim shirt, standing on the nook of a busy metropolis intersection.
After its launch, the photograph instantly sparked backlash on the web for its extreme Photoshop. Fans lambasted the journal for digitally eradicating Markle’s freckles and mole—one thing she’s publicly said as her “pet peeve.” (Earlier this yr, she praised her cowl of Vanity Fair for leaving her pure magnificence marks in.)
“To this present day, my pet peeve is when my pores and skin tone is modified and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photograph shoot,” she instructed Allure in March. “For all my freckle-faced buddies on the market, I’ll share with you one thing my dad instructed me after I was youthful: ‘A face without freckles is a night without stars.’”
In the interview, Markle went on to open up about how she’s often labeled as “racially ambiguous” due to her biracial heritage. “I took an African-American studies class at Northwestern where we explored colorism; it was the first time I could put a name to feeling too light in the black community, too mixed in the white community,” she mentioned. “For castings, I was labeled ‘ethnically ambiguous.’ Was I Latina? Sephardic? ‘Exotic Caucasian’?”
Given Markle’s journey to accepting her pores and skin shade and pure magnificence, it’s mind-boggling why a journal would Photoshop her freckles out. Attention style world and Hollywood: Can we cease with the Photoshop already? It’s getting outdated.