Keira Knightley is sick to death of being "touched up" - by photographers, that is. It's refreshing to see the British actress take a stand against overzealous Photoshopping in her shoot for Interview magazine.
For the stunning black-and-white topless image, 29-year-old Knightley insisted that no liberties were taken to touch up or airbrush her photo, especially not her breasts.
"I think women's bodies are a battleground, and photography is partly to blame," said Knightley, who claims her body has been "manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons" over the years.
So often we are told to love and accept our bodies as they are, yet in fashion magazines that often feels like mere lip service.
Knightley, whose boobs were forever being "pencilled in" on movie posters and magazine covers, has bravely put paid to that message by refusing to have their size or shape altered for the Interview shoot.
In the fashion industry, the usual refrain involves relentless pressure to be thin or conform to a subjective ideal. But what about pressure regarding women's breasts? When particular female body parts come under scrutiny, "breasts" are always at the top of the list. If bodies come in all different shapes and sizes, then so too do breasts. But few women naturally possess the media's singular ideal, causing many to obtain implants and even reductions.
Small-chested women of the world salute you, Keira!