Kerry Washington’s ‘InStyle’ cover isn’t the first to get it wrong

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Scandal star Kerry Washington is on the cover of InStyle — but it’s not exactly a celebratory moment

Washington, who is a dark-skinned actress, appears noticeably lighter on the cover, which she posted on Instagram. Commenters quickly took note of her washed-out shade



Soon after, InStyle released a statement:

“We are super fans of Kerry Washington here at InStyle. To feature her on the cover of our March spring fashion issue is both an honor and a delight. We have heard from those who have spoken out about our newsstand cover photograph, concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.” Read more…

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