Rachael Leigh Cook of ‘She’s all That’ fame is “up in arms” about the deceptively doctored images of celebrities dominating the glossy pages these days.
Speaking to Fox News about her concerns about the negative impact the media has on people, the 31-year-old actress said: “I did not grow up getting told how manipulated the images we see of woman and girls out there are and I think it’s an absolute travesty that young woman are seeing what the media is feeding them. It breaks my heart to be part of an industry and part of a machine that really pushes out these images and propogates these really terrible standards that are false.”
The outspoken actress went on to add: “People need to know that there are actual lenses that are put on cameras that make people stretched out. If you saw these actors in person, you wouldn’t even recognize them as the people you see on TV. It’s just all a complete illusion and maybe it should be viewed as art, the way that art isn’t real. The way that a picture of a rose can be beautiful, but it’s not a real rose.”
Earlier this month Cook joined forces with stars, including Geena Davis, Alfre Woodard and Teri Polo, at the Healthy Media for Youth Summit in DC to discuss the impact these Photoshopped, idealized images have on young girls.
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