Elizabeth Olsen, along with fans, are questioning a recent magazine cover featuring the actress. Empire Magazine tweeted the new cover featuring “Avengers: Infinity War” cast members. Olsen quickly asked fans “does this look like me?” The post, which she sent out on Instagram, has since been deleted.
The response from fans was the same: nope.
Empire Magazine claims that they didn’t use a photo enhancer or alter the image.
“Empire magazine did not make any alterations to the ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ artwork, supplied to them by Disney and Marvel Studios, that appears on the May 2018 cover,” a spokesperson said.
Empire Magazine’s May issue will feature six different covers. The magazine is honoring the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Avengers’ most recent installment is “Infinity Wars.” Olsen takes on the role of Scarlet Witch in the film, which is slated to be in movie theaters on April 27. Fans have come out on social media claiming that they prefer Olsen to be “real” and have voiced their displeasure with the heavy editing that the actress’ photo underwent.
Fans also claim that the cover, which can be viewed on Twitter, didn’t even depict Olsen’s character properly. The photo has a skin tone that doesn’t match Olsen’s normal, natural glow. Instead, the image shows a much darker skin tone than Olsen. Her cheekbones have also been greatly altered. Even the actress’ hair color was changed to a brassy color.
Empire Magazine denies that the images were Photoshopped, but fans disagree.
The magazine isn’t the only one to use Photoshop to help “enhance” their images. Emily Ratajkowski called out Madame Figaro Magazine which she was featured on. The model claims that the cover was Photoshopped.
She took to Instagram to post the non-retouched photo with a side-by-side picture of the cover that appeared on the magazine. The comparison shows clear editing with the model’s lips edited to be narrower and her breasts edited to be lifted.
“Everyone is uniquely beautiful in their own ways. We all have insecurities about the things that make us different from a typical ideal of beauty. I, like so many of us, try every day to work past those insecurities. I was extremely disappointed to see my lips and breasts altered in photoshop on this cover. I hope the fashion industry will finally learn to stop trying to stifle the things that make us unique and instead begin to celebrate individuality,” she posted.
Ratajkowski has been at the front lines of the industry, often criticizing publications that she is featured in. Less than a year ago, she spoke out against Allure magazine because of their censorship of women’s bodies. She took to social media to claim that “any expression that is empowered and is your own as a woman is feminist.”
She claims that women should do things for themselves, and that it’s a woman’s choice to dress sexy if it makes her feel good.
Olsen and Ratajkowski are not alone in their fight to stop photoshopping in the entertainment industry.