True Love magazine gets slammed for Lerato Kganyago photoshop cover pic & releasing unedited pictures of her
True Love magazine found itself in the middle of a Twitter storm, when they released their cover that was heavily photoshopped, that had Lerato Kganyago.
Fans took to social media to talk about and thrash the True Love cover, which showed Lerato Kganyago barely recognizable on the front cover. Fans complained that the use of Photoshop was just too much, to the point where Lerato was unrecognizable.
True Love then responded by publishing unedited photos of Lerato!
The mag then issued a statement that said that they would never intentionally tarnish a celeb/star’s images.
“There’s a public misconception about retouching as recently pointed out by TRUE LOVE June cover star Lerato Kganyago. The tool, however, is used to enhance, colour correct and highlight the best features,” reads part of the statement that they released.
Shortly after, unedited pics of Lerato were released, and this move just made the social media debate intensify.
Twitter was particularly vocal about this issue, and called the move “spiteful” and “unnecessary.”
Lerato has gotten a lot of support from fans and celebs alike. On the cover picture, Lerato looks very different from the beautiful person that she is, and the use of Photoshop didn’t do much justice to her . . . many fans felt.
Lerato also took to Instagram to express her disappointment at how the mag had “over edited” her pics, and with fans behind her, she started trending on twitter almost immediately.
“Nick Boulton is one of the most amazing photographers in the country. He captured me beautifully‚ it must be disheartening even for him to have his work continuously retouched (PhotoShopped) to a point of no recognition. I had an amazing shoot though and the article beautifully captured @philatyekana” Great article‚ had a lot to share‚ and that’s all that matters! Get your copy now!!! ‚” she wrote on her Instagram.
“As a brand that stands for women empowerment‚ TRUE LOVE would never intentionally do anything to compromise women and their public profile. We have a responsibility not to tarnish our cover star’s image‚ to produce authentic content for our readers and to uphold the brand’s integrity,” reads the statement by True Love.