Disney star-turned-style icon Zendaya continues to prove herself to be a good role model, as she one again vocalized her concerns about injustices occurring in the entertainment and fashion industry.
On Tuesday, the singer called out Modeliste magazine for releasing images of her that were heavily photo-shopped. The star took to Instagram to address the publication. Accompanying a collage of the original shot next to the published (and manipulated) image, Zendaya stated:
“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19-year-old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self-conscious that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self-love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it.”
Clearly Modeliste took Zendaya’s opinion into consideration as they have since removed the doctored photo of the star.
Zendaya, Instagram photo:
Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated. These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it?? Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue.
Another publication that was called out by a celebrity this week was GQ magazine. The magazine recently released an article titled, “Amber Rose: How to be a Bad Bitch.” While you would expect Amber to be flattered by the magazine’s write-up, she was instead infuriated when she read how she was referenced throughout it.
Some of the article reads, “Amber Rose wrote the book on [how to be a bad bitch.] No, seriously: Kanye’s infamous ex, Wiz Khalifa’s baby mama, America’s toughest bald babe since Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3, is about to publish a book of life lessons called How To Be A Bad Bitch.”
Every week, Amber Rose teaches her two-year-old son a new word. This week’s word is technically not a word at all (TMZ will point this out after she’s uploaded a video of her lesson to Instagram) but it comes in handy as we try to explain to him why I am here on a Sunday afternoon—a complete stranger lounging in the palatial master bedroom of Mommy’s house in the Hollywood Hills. Both Nas and French Montana used to live here, Rose says. She still gets their mail.
“Hey Sebastian, what’s the new word we learned this week?” Rose asks. “Con-ver-sate,” says Sebastian, whose father is the rapper and stoner king Wiz Khalifa. Khalifa and Rose are in the middle of a messy divorce, but Rose, 32, still has a massive tattoo of his shit-eating grin on the back of her left arm. Sebastian—Bash or Bashie for short—peers up at us, looking a bit bored of the vocab quiz. “To engage in conversation,” he says, and we erupt in cheers of approval. We revisit last week’s word—translucent—and Rose holds up one of the bottles of water we’ve been chugging. “You can see through it,” Sebastian says. Two for two. (Also translucent: the tanning bed in the corner of the bedroom, across from the decorative stripper pole.)
Rose pleads with Sebastian to come over to the couch and cuddle with her. After he obliges, she bows her exquisitely shaped head and he licks the top, like a lizard. “It tastes like pumpkin pie,” he announces.
On Tuesday, Amber addressed the article on her Instagram, stating:
“Really @gq??? I’m so much more then Kanye’s Ex or Wiz’s baby’s mama. Damn, why the f*** did u guys reach out to me for this article and photo shoot? To dumb me down? I talked about feminism and my SlutWalk…Wtf nice title smh I expected so much more from u guys and I’m so disappointed.” She went on to say, “I was so excited to be featured in GQ not realizing that I was shooting for a tabloid. My SlutWalk was for ignorant s*** like this. Oh ‘Her beautiful dark twisted journey to the top’? Nice pun. Negative af. Thx for nothing.”
Amber Rose, Instagram post:
Really @gq??? I'm so much more then Kanye's Ex or Wiz's baby's mama. Damn, why the fuck did u guys reach out to me for this article and photoshoot? To dumb me down? I talked about feminism and my Slutwalk… Wtf nice title smh I expected so much more from u guys and I'm so disappointed. I was so excited to be featured in GQ not realizing I was shooting for a tabloid. My slutwalk was for ignorant shit like this. Oh "Her beautiful dark twisted journey to the top"? Nice pun. Negative af. Thx for nothing.
The article also titled Amber as “the most famous girlfriend in rap history” and a “teen stripper turned megalomaniac use.”
Earlier this month, Amber had hosted the SlutWalk in Los Angeles, which aimed to celebrate women, combat misogyny and discourage the labeling of women based on their personal decisions and clothing.
Clearly there is some work to be done when it comes to spreading this message.