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InStyle editor addresses ‘retouching’ claims of Reese Witherspoon cover

InStyle editor addresses ‘retouching’ claims of Reese Witherspoon cover
‘Unrecognisable. What did you do to this gorgeous woman?’ one Instagram user asked of cover photo

Dans le style editor-in-chief Laura Brown has defended the magazine’s cover shoot of Reese Witherspoon after fans questioned the amount of retouching.

Le lundi, the magazine unveiled Witherspoon as the cover star of its December/January 2022 problème, avec le Morning Show star featured on the cover in a Dolce & Gabbana bodysuit, a gold statement necklace, glam makeup and a tousled hairstyle.

The cover shoot, which was photographed by Emma Summerton, also includes additional images of Witherspoon that accompanied a Q&A interview with Gayle King.

Sur les réseaux sociaux, pourtant, many fans were critical of the photos of Witherspoon, as numerous people suggested that the 45-year-old La revanche d'une blonde star did not look like herself as a result of the magazine’s editing.

“Did she approve this edit? This does not look like her,” one person wrote in the comments under InStyle’s Instagram post of the cover.

Un autre a dit: “Unrecognisable. What did you do to this gorgeous woman?"

“Stop with the ridiculous Photoshopping. It doesn’t even look like Reese," quelqu'un d'autre a écrit.

Others claimed the allegedly edited photo of Witherspoon was “harmful” on the basis that it “sends the wrong message”.

"Franchement, it’s painful to see. She’s gorgeous in real life. Leave her face alone," ils ont ajouté.

Following the criticism, Brown took to the comments to defend the magazine’s cover photo, with the editor-in-chief claiming that Dans le style is “not in the business of embalming women”.

“Hey team, for those commenting on retouching, the brief was super sexy, a heavy eye and big hair. You rarely see Reese like thiswhich was the point,” Brown wrote. “We are not in the business of embalming women at @InStylemagazine.”

The magazine’s editor then encouraged critics to “feel free to look at Reese’s in-human-form video post, Suivant,” before signing off her message: “All the best, L.”

InStyle editor-in-chief responds to Photoshop claims of Reese Witherspoon cover

Brown’s comment prompted responses from some of the magazine’s followers, who disagreed with the claim that the actor’s appearance on the cover was solely due to her makeup and hair.

“Oh come on. You’ve made her face rounder, she literally looks like her daughter on your cover. You’ve tried to make her look 20 years younger, and telling your followers it’s the makeup/hair/clothes is just insulting their intelligence,” one person commented in response.

Un autre a dit: “It doesn’t look like her… not because of the hair and makeup.”

While speaking with King for the magazine’s cover interview, Witherspoon herself addressed the frequent comparisons to her daughter Ava Phillippe, with the actor revealing that she loves “being mistaken” for the 22-year-old because it makes her feel “so young”.

In response to King’s question about whether Witherspoon enjoys the reactions she gets from people on social media about the similarities between the two, les De gros petits mensonges étoile a dit: "Bien, I love being mistaken for her because it makes me feel so young. I’m so proud of her. She really rolls with it. I’m sure it’s not easy looking exactly like your mother.”

L'indépendant has contacted Dans le style for comment.