The unrealistic beauty icon is set by Media which is affect our believe of the real beauty, however it include the celebrities too as they are pushed by media to present this unrealistic beauty icon. Therefore the last couple years some of celebrities have decided to go against the Media’s rules. The most recent campaign came from Keira Nighthly who posed topless to show the real beauty. At the interview for The Times UK she said: “I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters”. The most disturbing Photoshop of Kate Nightly was for the film poster King Author.
“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters”
The topless campaign is popular by celebrities to show the real beauty and campaign against the Photoshop used by Media. The Time UK asked Keira during the interview: “Do you mind doing it topless?” and she went, “Yeah, as long as you don’t airbrush it.” Of course, before she agreed with this photo shooting she had to put the ground rule: “Okay, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch”. As you can see, the shooting went well and the magazine Elle commented: “Her decision was met with overwhelming support across social media”.
“Okay, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch”
“Her decision was met with overwhelming support across social media”
There you can see a video about this shooting.
Another celebrity, Colbie Caillat, this year campaign against the media beauty icon this year. Colbie brought the song ‘TRY’ to show to all women that make up is not everything, but the nature beauty is the most important. The song video the women are asked to wash their make up and at the end show the real nature beauty which was hidden and not show!
“The song is a self-empowerment ballad, urging women to look deeper than the surface when it comes to both themselves and their peers.”
At the interview for the magazine Elle, Colbie Caillat described her feeling that she had when she was making this video :
‘When I shot the first scene with no hair and make-up on in front of an HD camera in my face, flashed with bright lights, everyone was watching,’ she explains.
“I thought, “Oh my god, I bet they’re all looking at my blemishes, thinking that I should cover them up, or that I should put some volume in my hair.” But it also felt really cool to be on camera with zero on, like literally nothing on.”
‘Then when it got to the full hair and make-up, I actually felt gross,’ she continues. ‘It was just so caked on.'”
We should be grateful for those celebrities who use their power and start to fight against the Media, of course it will be a very slow process but somebody needs to start. If you wish to help them why not to sign this petition to: “Stop Photoshopped Ads From Hurting Our Kids”!
Or how would you act against those unrealistic beauty icon set by Media?