Kerry Washington was as surprised as her fans at the picture AdWeek used of her for their latest cover.

Kerry Washington’s AdWeek Cover

Washington, like many, found her image on the cover of AdWeek almost unrecognizable. A day after commentary about the picture started to pick up, Washington took to Twitter to acknowledge her weariness about the latest use of Photoshop on an image of her.

“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,” Washington began her post. “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,” the Scandal star added. “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.”

AdWeek responded to Washington’s comments with a statement that fell short of an apology. “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,” AdWeek‘s editorial director James Cooper said. “We meant no disrespect, quite the opposite. We are glad she is enthusiastic about the piece and appreciate her honest comments.”

Cooper added in a tweet that he is “sad cover misses for her.”

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