Questions Raised About Skin Tone Lightning Over Kerry Washington’s ‘InStyle’ Cover

Kerry Washington on 'Instyle' March issue cover. (Photo: AP)
Kerry Washington on ‘Instyle’ March issue cover.
(Photo: AP)

Does Kerry Washington’s latest magazine cover, on InStyle‘s March issue, make her look too light?

Once again, social media lit up Thursday with another controversy over the intersection of beauty, race and Photoshopping in the media, with Scandal star Washington as the latest case-in-point.

The new cover has her brightly lit in a white, shoulder-baring dress, hands on hips, her hair fan-swept in that new artfully disheveled long-bob style.

Does her skin tone look lighter than she really is? Maybe it depends on your perspective.

Not that she was perturbed. She was “THRILLED” with the photo, she said on Instagram. “So honored. And crazy excited,” she added.

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SOURCE: USA Today – Maria Puente

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