The internet is buzzing that Oscar winner Halle Berry
was the latest victim of photoshop drama. In the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar
some are complaining that Halle's skin is lightened and that even her face was slimmed down (damn - that can't make Halle feel too good -- "Your face is fatter!"). In a pink, white and yellow cover, that looks more like a mock America's Next Top Model
cover shoot than a high fashion magazine, Ms. Berry is beaming for the "summer fashion issue."
I don't think I've ever picked up an issue of Harper's Bazaar
, but judging from the cover, she does seem a bit lighter, but that is the same 'ole Halle Berry to me. Halle is already a light-skinned Black woman and if the idea is she was lightened because White people won't buy magazine covers with a Halle Berry that is too dark -- I disagree. People already know Halle's skin tone, she already sells magazine covers, there is no benefit to lighten or darken her for the sake of sales. Often times I see magazine covers with Angelina Jolie
or Nicole Kidman
and they sometimes look paler or darker. This doesn't seem like a racist move on the part of Harper's Bazaar
Honestly, I don't think this magazine cover has anything to do with Halle's skin tone -- it's just a bad, washed-out cover. Nonetheless, Halle Berry still looks beautiful.
Do you think Halle was purposely lightened?