Mariah Carey has a great figure. We all know that.
But the 47-year-old has recently come under fire for seemingly editing her body on social media.
Appearing in a topless shoot for PAPER magazine, the legendary singer stands wearing nothing but knickers, a body chain and a pair of fishnet tights.
Clearly proud of the photos, Mariah posted the shot to Instagram, presumably expecting tons of praise from her adoring fans.
Out NOW! Pick up your copy today to find about all the festivity that happens in Vegas, but doesn’t stay in Vegas #VivaLasPaper @papermagazine Thank you James White, you are a genius! Photos: @jameswhitefoto Editor: @askmrmickey Hair: @tigerbahmb Makeup: @kristoferbuckle Styling: @robertbehar
A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:10am PDT
However, several of her six million followers had a bone to pick with the musical icon.
They noticed that the singer was looking much slimmer than she appeared at her recent Vegas show, accusing her of Photoshopping the image.
“This is obvious Photoshopping. Totally takes away from her rather than adds to who she is,” one person commented.
“You are not skinny. Accept it and love yourself the way you are,” stated another.
One person practically confirmed the excessive editing, saying: “This saddens me because I saw the original and I think you look AMAZING without the glass of photoshop. Embrace your body, Ma. We all already do.”
Another accused Mariah of letting down her younger fans: “I would have loved this more if she would have showed her real self and maybe just airbrushed the minor stuff like scars but taking half your body out… Come on MiMi, let the younger fans have something to look up to.”
Photoshop accusations have been rife when it comes to Mariah Carey in the past. Several of her Instagram photos are littered with comments, accusing the star of slimming down her curves.
While many are putting the A-lister down, perhaps it’s time we thought about the reasoning behind why many celebrities agree to have their figures edited. Clearly, even famous women feel an enormous amount of pressure at having to look thin.
Instead of tearing these women down, we should be trying to change the mindset and letting them know that it’s okay to be curvy. In fact, it’s more than okay; it’s practically refreshing.
So the next time you feel like posting a critical comment, take a moment to think.
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