Hollywood starlet Kerry Washington is disappointed about her latest magazine cover, and is not being quiet about it.

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The Scandal star took to her Instagram on Tuesday [April 5] to sound off about her AdWEEK’s April 4th cover photo for its extreme Photo Shop.

The 39-year-old candidly spoke out:


“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.”

She continued:

“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. Andthank you for being patient with me while I figured out how to post this in a way that felt both celebratory and honest. XOXOXOX

This isn’t the first time the mother of one has been disappointed in a magazine cover of herself.

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In 2013, Lucky magazine published a cover of the Olivia Pope actress, not looking much like herself:


And again in 2015, InStyle‘s March cover came under fire for showcasing the beauty with an obvious lighter skin tone: