By Eliana Dockterman and Megan McCluskey
Updated: October 22, 2015 6:24 PM ET | Originally published: November 7, 2014

After posing for the November cover spread of Modeliste magazine, Zendaya says she was dismayed when she saw how her body was “manipulated” in the final photos. The 19-year-old singer-actress is well known for promoting body positivity and took to social media to express her frustration with the altered images:

Zendaya posted the original picture side-by-side with a retouched shot, using the photo caption to thank the magazine for changing the image. “Thank you@modelistemgazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue,” she wrote.

But Zendaya isn’t the first actress to protest the use of Photoshop to modify women’s bodies in media. Several other celebrities have either spoken out or purposely posed without editing in the hopes of changing the world’s unrealistic beauty standards:


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