Kerry Washington

Let's face it, women are losing the war with transgender activists. The media looks to men like Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock to define feminism by oppressing biological women.

So why are we surprised that Scandal actress Kerry Washington looks like a man in a dress on the cover of Adweek?

In a classy post on Instagram.com, Washington took Adweek to task for overly-Photoshopping her face on this week's cover.

"So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover… But, I have to be honest...I was taken aback by the cover," wrote the actress who has had her share of disrespectful covers.

She added:

"Look, I'm no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot - who doesn't love a filter?!? Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. 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."

The magazine's Editorial Director James Cooper rushed to defend his cover, insisting Adweek "made minimal adjustments, solely for the cover’s design needs."

The insults to Washington's intelligence continued on Twitter.com, where Cooper claimed Adweek only “added volume to hair for dramatic effect.”

Washington handled her disappointment with style and grace. Maybe she should stop posing for magazine covers until they learn to respect her?

Washington's fans also dragged the magazine on social media for masculinizing Washington's flawless features.

With so many cross-dressers and transvestites in the media to choose from, why masculinize Kerry?

So...You know me. I'm not one to be quiet about a magazine cover. I always celebrate it when a respected publication invites me to grace their pages. It's an honor. And a privilege. And ADWEEK is no exception. I love ADWEEK. It's a publication I appreciate. And learn from. I've long followed them on Twitter. And when they invited me to do a cover, I was excited and thrilled. And the truth is, I'm still excited. I'm proud of the article. And I like some of the inside images a great deal. But, I have to be honest...I was taken aback by the cover. Look, I'm no stranger to Photoshopping. It happens a lot. 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. Yesterday, however, I just felt weary. 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. That being said. You all have been very kind and supportive. Also, as I've said, I'm very proud of the article. There are a few things we discussed in the interview that were left out. Things that are important to me (like: the importance of strong professional support and my awesome professional team) and I've been thinking about how to discuss those things with anyone who is interested, in an alternate forum. But until then...Grab this week's ADWEEK. Read it. I hope you enjoy it. And thank you for being patient with me while I figured out how to post this in a way that felt both celebratory and honest. XOXOXOX

A photo posted by Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) on

  • melissaisasnob

    "The media looks to men like Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock to define feminism by oppressing biological women." That is accurate. Men want to show women how to do women. Not the period pain, though. Or the threat of rape.

  • Yoni

    This photo made her look a lil more seasoned than her industry age. She could pass for Phylicia Rashad's younger older looking sister. Like they are 9 months apart. Adweek will get a downvote for this.

  • iWasteTime

    Good Morning Roses.
    I loved what and how she said it.
    It is clear they did more to that pic then the hair.
    It looks like they shrunk her head. I'm glad she spoke out about it and was still gracious and humble about getting the cover

  • Yoni

    Adweek added another WEEK to her life in this photoshoot. Not good.

  • Yoni

    Guess I should go read the write-up. LOL

  • Renee26

    It looks nothing like her..shame shame shame

  • Renee26

    Looks like the made her face longer and more slim to me

  • Yoni

    insisting they made “made minimal adjustments,
    ____________________
    Define: minimal adjustments :waiting:

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I agree. This pic aged her. But I think part of that is her eye squint. It's irking me. A lot.

  • Yoni

    I think it's the dramatic forehead and squared jawline.

  • Yoni

    They even closed her mouth.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That doesn't help either. But them eyes. Ugh! I do agree she favors Phlyicia Rashad.

  • Yoni

    Yeah they took something from her eyes.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Whose nose is that?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    They didn't do her any favors.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I do like her lip and nail colors.

  • MILA

    Keri Washington is BEAUTIFUL! Why would they want to alter her image?

  • MzFutureLCSW

    They made her to resemble a white actress. I can not think of her name.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    AND HAD THE NERVE TO SAY "WE JUST ADDED SOME VOLUME TO THE HAIR" BULLSHAT! OLIVIA SAID "THIS AIN'T ME...IT DON'T EVEN LOOK LIKE ME!"

  • Blue

    Well said, Aunty. I admire black women. Y'all have to put up with constant attempts to diminish your beauty while the same ones trying to redfine you secretly want to be you (culture, full lips, dark skin).

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MERYL? I SEE A LITTLE MERYL.

  • SpillyNillie

    I wouldn't say she looks like a tranny. She looks like a 58 year old version of herself.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LMAO!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Yes I was just saying she look likes another actress. Just can't put my finger on it.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    OR THE BIRTHING! :TEA:

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I would say it's someone younger than Meryl.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Cameron Diaz

  • Mel

    I don't think she look like a tranny they did a little too much with the photoshop. I would love to see the whole dress tho

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Exactly what @Yoni said. They made her look old. I agree.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    YOU ARE CORRECT, BUT I GOT NOTHING ELSE!

  • Just Keya

    Good morning yall

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Someone pointed out that the cover image looked like they had superimposed Charlotte Johansson' s face over Kerry's, which I could actually see once they demonstrated it with both faces. (Which is really strange, to me, because Kerry's face is 'softer' than Charlottes, so how could anyone see that as an "improvement" to Kerry's facial features???) Looks like they lightened her skin too, which other publications have done in the past, smh.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Morning! How are you?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yes! She does resemble Charlotte. That is crazy!

  • SameoleJ

    Like a few posters said......she looks like her own Momma (well they didn't use those words, but they pretty much explain this). Be happy Ker Bear.............you know what you'll look like without surgery.

  • SameoleJ

    "Auntie" has her days.......but don't get to happy with her uplifting, the day is still young!!

  • SameoleJ

    That volume looks like an afro.

  • iWasteTime

    Mornting

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You don't see the square jaw, the pronounced brow ridge, or the classic tranny pose, covering the chest and the adam's apple? Do I have to point everything out to you kids?

  • Just Keya

    I'm up!! Lol

  • Just Keya

    I'm good. Feeling good. And you?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Chile ?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I'm good. Starting to get busy at work though. Looks like it might be one of those days. But it's Thursday. Almost made it. :)

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    IT JUST LOOKS...NO ME GUSTA!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thank you Blue. Don't listen to the man haters around here. They butter you up and then they run you up out of the garden. Just ask Man and 25% -- if you can find them.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm drawing a blank too

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I CAN'T STAND YOU...I WAS GONNA SAY CAMERON, BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. DIDN'T SEEM SEW CAMERON BUT MY EYES AIN'T AS BAD AS I THOUGHT.

  • Just Keya

    Hold on. Just one more day to go!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I'm still sitting in the usher post, meanwhile it's another new post about Empire

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    The whole masculinization thing seems to be moreso a Sandra thing? The fact you were able to take this story and remix it to fit your anti gay agenda platform is fascinating. Truly. If I had half your talents? Well...I wouldn't have to perform mouth to crotch resuscitation just to make ends meet? Whatevs..,This story is about magazines over photo shopping...They tend to do that with Kerry...She's beautiful on film, however the still camera is many times confused by her features...Hence these editors becoming confused and over doing it.,.Its not about a masculine agenda...Its really not??

  • Just Keya

    But Auntie, we always looking for Man. We miss him. We did not run him off.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ***

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It's Cameron's Something About Mary nose

  • SameoleJ

    We don't hate men, just azzholes....which is unisex!! LOL

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I GOT :POPCORN: FOR THE ENTIRE GARDEN...LET'S SEE WE HAVE BUTTER, KETTLE, CARAMEL, CHEDDAR...WHERE THE GOURMET FLAVORS??

  • Just Keya

    I could not get past " mouth to crotch resuscitation" ???

  • harley_quinn2.0

    That's it!!!!!!!! Scarlett Johansson.

  • AnonymousRose

    who doesn’t love a filter?!?

    Me, its deceitful ..

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Maybe not you… but you have to agree that all the 3" peen jokes were off-putting and humiliating.

  • Just Keya

    I love snacks! *grabs extra butter* good morning!

  • Sexy CJ

    Let’s face it, women are losing the war with transgenderism activists. The media looks to men like Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox and Janet Mock to define feminism by oppressing biological women............

  • SameoleJ

    And -000.25% was found to be only 1/16th of what he claimed, so we don't trust him no more!! I wasn't here for Man, just lurking, but I found him refreshingly amusing.

  • Just Keya

    Well I can see how that was not so nice. And yes it may have been humiliating if true. I see your point. I can only hope that he knew most of that was in jest and not to be hurtful.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I miss the old Bren… I'm sorry I banned him/her. She/he was always supportive.

  • SameoleJ

    Where were you yesterday? Had a slew of Helmet wearing folks calling the Kimmie K post photoshopped. But we held it down for you and instructed them to take remedial English classes and let the first lesson be reading the post in its entirety. :)

  • SameoleJ

    I got hot sauce in my bag....Swag!!!

  • Just Keya

    Notice I said we miss Man. Not that other person. And that's not because we are man haters. He is a Black man/woman hater and forever had something hateful to say. I'm glad that person found someplace else to go truthfully. ??

  • SameoleJ

    Stop performing mouth to crotch resuscitation and start teaching classes,........much more profitable. Need a marketing person?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    But the Garden did that for years and he still came around to play. I personally think he came up on a better work situation keeping him busier during the day and a nice big-boned gal to keep him busy at night. #positivethoughts Go @Man!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I like Strawberry! :)

  • SameoleJ

    So y'all saying they went into the facial features folder and randomly selected parts for Ker Bear's "make over"? LOL

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -CLICKS REFRESH SO I KNOW IT'S REAL-

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. My niece was admitted to Piedmont hospital yesterday. So I went there to make sure the doctors and nurses were on their jobs. I think we were all on the same page when I left last night. I don't play about mine. Hopefully she will go home today.

  • iWasteTime

    Whoot!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Yup.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Awww, hope your niece gets well soon. It's nice to have someone who knows medicine looking out for you in that situation.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Is she okay?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ??? Always...Until you stabbed him/her in the back and left em for dead?? no loyalty. He/she would defend you til his/her fat fingers could font no more...And what did you do? BannedT? Umhmmm?? no SR giveaways, no Walmart cards, no weight loss progress/tiddy baring pics like you send to @Jenny,,,and yet,,,He/she still remainT faithful...Like a dog...A fat Ol hairless (on top) dog...Shame on him/her?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • SameoleJ

    Too damn early for this!! LOL

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She was doing fine when I left. She was in a lot of pain, but they kept her medicated.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun. These are trying times.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Did you make sure it was the right ones?

  • S. Williams

    to me it looks more like Phyllicia Rashad than anything. very Claire Huxtable but still. very few publications ever get it right when it comes to Kerry Washington and I have no idea why

  • Yoni

    Don't forget spicy and sweet and cookie and cream flavored. O'an mustard for dipping. A good tootie fruity would be nice. Oooohhh and salt and vinegar. DOH! How could I forget the Nashville Hot (like their 'hot chicken'). Yeah, add those too.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh no, prayers up for her health and your families strength through this time. I am sure she is glad she has you on her team. Let's go ahead and claim that she will go home.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Of course. You know I checked the dosage and everything. My niece actually transferred to Piedmont from another hospital based on my excellent reviews of Piedmont. Best hospital in the A. ?

  • SameoleJ

    The devil is a liar!! And let him know, there is no room at y'all inn!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Girl I need a marketing person, a life coach, a prayer warrior, a sugar daddy, a 10 inch penis,,,I mean damn,,,Taint nothin that I'm not in need of??

  • Yoni

    Right! #thieves

  • SameoleJ

    Don't need Nashville Hot....I got hot sauce in my bag!! We goodt!!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks hun.

  • SameoleJ

    Okay, I have marketing background, am a great prayer warrior (when I say I am going to pray, I stop all I am doing and pray), my prayer time is every night between 7-8. I ain't gonna be able to help with the other thangs (some I just flat out refuse to assist with).

  • imright

    cus shes funny lookin

  • Sexy CJ

    The magazine’s Editorial Director James Cooper rushed to defend his cover, insisting they “made minimal adjustments, solely for the cover’s design needs"..........

  • mel

    She looks like Scarlett Johansson on this picture.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I thought he embraced small peen. You're saying he laughed here and cried on his keyboard later?

  • Yardgirl

    Dead!

  • Yoni

    Fat girl still wants to try it. LOL

  • Guess Who

    She is looking a little rupaul-ish....

  • Yoni

    A DAMN MESS he/she IS! LMAO

  • Yoni

    I'm weak yall calling her "Charlotte". LMAO

  • Angela

    So you saying they purposely made Kerry look like she has the 'zeika virus?

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Marginalization of the black woman continues. Anything to make us look unattractive, dumb, classless... BUT take parts of us and enhance themselves. SMH.. In other news did any one call Rita Ora Ghetto for the Yellow Braids yet.. How about Dragging Kim for adding hair to Norths braids No? ok...

  • Yoni

    I pray everything is ok with her. But just in case you have to leave for an extended period of time, is there somebody to post during your absence? I'm just asking for a few frans.

  • Blue

    I hear you Aunty!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    hi?? no pop corn for me. In fact, I think I have a cavity? Was eating some dark chocolate covered coconut chips yesterday and my tooth started hurting? Whatevs??

  • That’s Interesting

    I don't think she looks like a man; I actually think she looks better. However, she looks NOTHING like herself. Barely recognizable. Sad they would do her like that. Me and my people would have have let them have it, if I were her.

  • Renee26

    Overlooking the new face.. I love the dress, shoes, and her thick body! Slayed

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WE ARE SO HERE IT HURTS!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    OKAY THEN -PASSES YOU THE FLAVORLESS- NOW EAT AND BE MERRY!

  • That’s Interesting

    I was seriously reading like....wtf...

  • Renee26

    She should put in in her future contracts that she MUST approve of any final versions

  • That’s Interesting

    Yes, she should.

  • Alisa

    I think it looks just like her. For all we know this could be exactly how she looks and all past pics may hv been hiding her true face. I mean we all age. Im on my phone guess I will look again on my laptop.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Scarlette Johansson, maybe?

  • KB

    I just fell out....#dead ?.

  • jussaying

    wtf she add hair to a baby's braids. see this that bs

  • jussaying

    LMAO is that what she was trying to say

  • jussaying

    lmfao who the flugg is Charlotte, Nancy?

  • jussaying

    lmfao I'm like maybe that's some 1950s harlot before my time lmfao

  • jussaying

    looks like they stretched her face down to me.

  • http://batman-news.com MzTee

    I read a comment on FB where someone wrote she resembled Scarlett Johannson and I was like "yes." That's who she likes like in this picture. (IMHO)

  • Vonn

    Or being paid less.

  • Wildcat34

    Kerry Washington has such a sensual face...not sure why they needed to photoshop!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She was close ??

  • Miany

    lol

  • Baron

    Can someone please tell me why would you need to photoshop Kerry?! In the photo she looks racially ambiguous and not black. IMO

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CHURCH!

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    I just LUV her!!!

  • Shana

    She looks like she has Ethiopian heritage to me - barely recognizable as herself.
    The hair stylist could have done a better job. I like Kerry with her stuck up quiet self!

  • Meme81

    Exactly. Kerry wants to say 'oh hell no!' but she has to play that pc Hollywood game. And these are the same folks she defended during the Oscars saying she was going to change things 'from the inside'. It will never happen.

  • Shana

    She may just be one that doesn't photo well. Or perhaps she may be the celebrity that needs to have her own photog that only does the shooting and editing for her regardless of what magazine, book, etc...

  • Shana

    What the hell - yall dipping popcorn or wings? And for breakfast?

  • Yoni

    Popcorn.

  • Traceyindamiddle

    THAT IS BECAUSE WOMEN HAVE LET THE TRANNY LOOK BECOME THEIR LOOK....ALL THAT HEAVY MAKEUP AND CONTOURING YOUR FACE N SHIT WAS FOR TRANNIIES TO LOOK LIKE A WOMAN.........WOMEN HAVE NATURAL CONTOURS THAT MEN DONT HAVE ALL WE NEED IS GREAT BEAT FACE....I SAID THSI WHEN I FIRST SAW ALL THE WOMEN DOING THIS SHIT NOW EVERYBODY WALKING AROUND LOOKING TRANNISH!!

  • Traceyindamiddle

    i THOUGHT IT WAS THE THE MODEL IMAN FOR A MINUTE THEN READ IT WAS HER!!

  • Renee Bee

    Oooooooooh!
    Bloopity, bloop, bloop!

  • Lovelove

    Scarlet Johanssen

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    Oh. Em. Gee! We also call our baby Ker Bear! *calms down, goes back to lurking

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • jussaying

    lmfaoo I was scratching my head for the longest. sound just like my auntie who forever getting names wrong (and facts) then swearing up and down she's right lmfao.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    OMG, my mom does this all the time.... now I'm getting to be just like her, LMAO!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/276beb9984df134739ac99cdd665e8dffd171e0eaae9b6912c911c5a19493ea6.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    OMG, my mom does this all the time.... now I'm getting to be just like her, LMAO!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/276beb9984df134739ac99cdd665e8dffd171e0eaae9b6912c911c5a19493ea6.gif

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I was trying to figure for the longest who she looked like but I kept drawing a blank. We helped each other ??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I was trying to figure for the longest who she looked like but I kept drawing a blank. We helped each other ??

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I am SEW tickled now that yall pointed it out, ROFL!!!
    Anyway, in our defense, LYSG got a 8-month old, and I'm on the AARP mailing list, so forgive us if we're not up to speed on all the yt womenz in hollywould! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16192fdc61f10ea0e85c64a5c68ffcada626e5c7a9764a7592d68ef5a33dfbcb.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I am SEW tickled now that yall pointed it out, ROFL!!!
    Anyway, in our defense, LYSG got a 8-month old, and I'm on the AARP mailing list, so forgive us if we're not up to speed on all the yt womenz in hollywould! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16192fdc61f10ea0e85c64a5c68ffcada626e5c7a9764a7592d68ef5a33dfbcb.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b029c76378ea5eb0d17be0ae40b316f329298b08b0b47105020d3c5aaea4a82e.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today
  • Here for the comments

    Anywho.....

  • Here for the comments

    Anywho.....

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I'm beginning to think that her attractiveness is all smoke and mirrors, this is the 1004556000566520 time that a MAJOR publication has tried to fix her features and failed. Everytime there is a Kerry article its because of bad photoshop. This time i'm not bringing up race. Fucking ADWEEK, ADWEEK ya'll. Something must be off in person. I've heard she has terrible acne prone skin, and a funny shaped face. Tell us the real tea Kerry, are you really a "beauty" after all? For someone who has " mostly caucasian facial features" as they are often universally lauded, those same folk sure still spend a lot of time 'fixing' you. What's the real tea......

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    I'm beginning to think that her attractiveness is all smoke and mirrors, this is the 1,004,556,000,566,520 time that a MAJOR publication has tried to fix her features and failed. Everytime there is a Kerry article its because of bad photoshop. The more there is to hide, the more needed photoshop. This time i'm not bringing up race. ADWEEK, ADWEEK ya'll. Something must be off in person. I've heard she has terrible acne prone skin, and a funny shaped face. Tell us the real tea Kerry, are you really a "beauty" after all? For someone who has " mostly caucasian facial features" as they are often universally lauded, those same folk sure still spend a lot of time 'fixing' you, and do a terrible job too. What's the real tea......is every major publication out to get you. I don't think so either

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    You said a mouth full men want to show women how to do it. The thing that kills me the most is it's these so called experts thats saying who's best and worst dress and there the ones that looks a total mess