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Karol G Calls Out GQ Mexico for Alleged Photoshopping

  • Craig Miller
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  • June 12, 2023
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  • 2 minute read
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Karol G Calls Out GQ Mexico for Alleged Photoshopping
Key Takeaways
  • Karol G has accused GQ Mexico of photoshopping her image on their magazine cover, stating that the cover did not represent her natural appearance and was disrespectful to women trying to feel comfortable with themselves.
  • Actress Jamie Lee Curtis shared the magazine cover and Karol G's comments on her Instagram account, expressing her support for the singer and highlighting the importance of discussing the issue of photoshopping images.
  • Karol G has previously addressed body-shaming and image editing and promotes self-love and empowerment in her career as a singer.
  • In the GQ interview, Karol G talks about her journey to success in the music industry and the importance of self-love. Her album "Mañana Será Bonito" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month.
  • The existence of this issue calls for discussions on societal pressures on women's appearances and how the media can contribute to this problem by editing or altering images.

 

Colombian singer Karol G has accused GQ Mexico of photoshopping her image on their magazine cover.

In an Instagram post on April 6, the star shared the cover image next to a selfie, stating that the cover did not represent her natural appearance.

She added that the situation was disrespectful not only to her but also to women trying to feel comfortable with themselves despite societal pressures.

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis shared the magazine cover and Karol G’s comments on her Instagram account, expressing her support for the singer.

Curtis, along with Justine Bateman and Andie MacDowell, has been vocal about the issue of photoshopping images in the past.

She highlighted the importance of discussing the “genocide against what is naturally beautiful” and praised Karol G for raising awareness.

In the GQ interview, Karol G, known for her album “Mañana Será Bonito,” talks about her journey to success in the music industry and her dedication to promoting self-love and empowerment.

Karol G Unhappy with Edits Made to Her Photo

Karol G expressed her dissatisfaction with the number of edits made to her photo for GQ Mexico’s cover.

She said that although she appreciated the opportunity to be featured for GQ’s Global Creativity Awards, she felt the magazine did not respect her natural appearance.

The singer mentioned that she had been able to oversee the edits to the photos, but the magazine did not make the desired changes.

This is not the first time Karol G has addressed body-shaming and image editing. She has previously responded to online critics who criticized her choice to leave her photos unedited.

GQ Interview: Karol G Discusses Her Career and the Importance of Self-Love

In the GQ interview, Karol G, known for her album “Mañana Será Bonito,” talks about her journey to success in the music industry and her dedication to promoting self-love and empowerment.

The singer also shares her personal experiences with overcoming difficult moments in her life.

As part of the emerging reggaeton scene in Medellín, Karol G has contributed to the genre’s growth and transformation.

Despite some controversies, she continues to learn and grow as an artist. The singer’s producer, Ovy on the Drums, praises Karol G’s ability to connect with her audience and express relatable emotions.

Karol G’s album “Mañana Será Bonito” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month, marking the first time an all-Spanish-language album by a woman topped the chart.

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