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‘Flare’ under fire for Photoshopping Jennifer Lawrence

Even the most beautiful of young actresses in Hollywood can't escape the horrors of unrealistic photo retouching.

The Internet is abuzz after before and after shots of Jennifer Lawrence's June 2011 Flare magazine cover came to light recently.

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The Hollywood stunner, who has publicly railed against the entertainment industry's obsession with all things thin, can been seen in before-and-after photos sporting a low-cut purple blouse and rust coloured pencil skirt.

The final cover  shows the beautiful 23-year-old actress visibly altered from the original photo -- her hair darkened, cheekbones lifted and waist slimmed.

Twitter users wasted no time voicing their objection to her Photoshopped look.

"Why the hell would you photoshop Jennifer Lawrence. She is perfect the way she is," tweets one user.

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"Jennifer Lawrence is without doubt one of the most gorgeous faces in Hollywood but magazines still photoshop her!" tweets another.

Just last month Lawrence sat down with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to discuss the issues of body image and fat-shamming in the media.

"The world has this idea that you should look like an airbrushed perfect model. You have to see past it. You look how you look, you have to be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That's just dumb," says Lawrence during a Q&A.

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Despite other celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Kate Winslet speaking out against society's perpetuation of unrealistic beauty standards, it appears the fashion industry is still set on digitally altering seemingly drop-dead gorgeous women.

Winselt herself was the subject of a heavy Photoshop job on the November 2013 Vogue U.K cover. Her eyes appear unnaturally bright blue and her skin like a plastic doll.

And let's not forget Katy Perry who was notably altered on the August 2010 cover of Rolling Stone, her breasts enhanced and eyes lightened.

Hear more of Jennifer Lawrence's heartfelt commentary on body image in the video below.


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