Actress Keira Knightley approved the use of a topless photo of herself in Interview Magazine because she is tired of her body being retouched. Knightley told The Times she demanded the photo be unedited so people could see what she really looked like.
“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Knightley said. “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said, ‘Okay, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”
“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she said.
Meanwhile, Victoria’s Secret has reportedly swapped its ad slogan, “The Perfect Body,” for one that is meant to be more palatable to non-supermodels: “A Body for Every Body.”
The slogan appears on an image on the company’s website of 10 uber-thin models clad in bras and panties, with their ribs clearly visible.
Victoria’s Secret hasn’t completely let go of the word “perfect.” It now applies that word to the underwear instead of the model. Below the ad title “A Body for Every Body” appears the sub-slogan: “Perfect Fit. Perfect Comfort. Perfectly Soft.”
The ad also uses the phrase “perfect shape,” though it’s referring to a push-up bra, not the model who wears it.
The petitioners of Change.org took credit for the slogan swap. “Victoria’s Secret have changed the wording on their website from ‘The Perfect Body’ to ‘A Body For Every Body,'” reports a petition update at Change.org. “This is amazing news!”
However, spokeswomen for Victoria’s Secret didn’t confirm why they made the change.