Cook, 31, says gullible fans idealize airbrushed magazine images of actresses and models where they appear thinner, younger and more beautiful than they really are, causing readers to wonder why they don’t look so perfect by comparison.
‘NOTHING YOU SEE IS REAL’
“Nothing that you see is real, even if you look at what looks like a candid photo of someone, anything can be done,” Rachael Leigh told Fox. “It is false advertising, and false advertising is a crime, so why isn’t this a crime?”
While the magazine industry has been called out several times for photoshopping stars to erase wrinkles off their faces, smooth out cellulite and erase pounds of fat off their bodies, the practice is still commonplace.
Cook, who became famous after starring in the 1999 romantic comedy She’s All That, says young women should realize that the perfect images of beautiful actresses and models in magazines are often manipulated and distorted.
“I’m just up in arms about it,” says Rachael Leigh. “People need to know that there are actual lenses that are put on cameras to make people [look] stretched out (and thinner).”
Samantha Chang is the executive editor of TheImproper and a celebrity writer at Examiner.