Kerry Washington calls out Adweek for magazine cover

"I have to be honest... I was taken aback by the cover."

By Kelley Forrester, Larry King Now

Scandal star, Kerry Washington was "taken aback" by her cover photo for Adweek magazine.

In a post shared on Facebook and Instagram, Washington wrote that "it felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror. It's an unfortunate feeling."

So... You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication...

Posted by Kerry Washington on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Although she isn't quite happy with the cover image, Washington said she is proud of the article and "I like some of the inside images a great deal."

"Look, I'm no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot," she said, having experienced similar alterations from other publications in the past. Last year, InStyle took the heat for allegedly lightening the actress's skin, while Washington looked unrecognizable on her 2014 Lucky magazine cover. 

She continued, "In a way, we have become a society of picture adjusters - who doesn't love a filter?!? And I don't always take these adjustments to task but I have had the opportunity to address the impact of my altered image in the past and I think it's a valuable conversation."

Washington also claims that the magazine left a few things out of the article, including "the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team."  She added, I've been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum."

Adweek's editorial director, James Cooper, said in a statement, "Kerry Washington is a class act. We are honored to have her grace our pages. To clarify, we made minimal adjustments, solely for the cover's design needs. We meant no disrespect, quite the opposite. We are glad she is enthusiastic about the piece and appreciate her honest comments."

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