Sharon Stone has been praised for having an alleged “ageless” body. She opens up about being sexy to Bazaar.
“I’m aware that my a** looks like a bag of flapjacks. But I’m not trying to be the best-looking broad in the world. At a certain point you start asking yourself, ‘What really is sexy?’ It’s not just the elevation of your boobs. It’s being present and having fun and liking yourself enough to like the person that’s with you.”
Stone notes that if she believed that sexy was trying to be who she was when she did Basic Instinct, then we’d all be having a difficult time at being sexy today. Sharon Stone has earned high praise for her nude pictures that are displayed in Bazaar. However, there is just one little problem: The pictures of Ms. Stone may not be even close to being real. The Internet is filled with people accusing the actress of going under the extreme Photoshop knife. The comments after the Bazaar article about Sharon Stone are telling.
“Now run the photos without all the touchup and let us see what she really looks like and we’ll talk about it,” says commenter Caroline Eveningstorm.
“As lovely as she is there has been alot of Photoshopping going on here. She looks as though she has the body of a 21 year old. Simply not possible. Sorry,” writes Emma Jaeger.
Twitter is filled with people suspicious of Sharon Stone’s pictures.
Sharon Stone isn’t the first older woman accused of Photoshopping her pictures to death this year. When Janet Jackson released a tour poster, several people accused the image of Jackson to not even being close to real. Madonna was also accused of too much Photoshop when she posed topless in Interview magazine.
Unlike Sharon Stone and the others, Mariah Carey and her before-and-after-Photoshop photos were reviewed on the website Jezebel, who received un-retouched pictures of her photo shoot for Wonderland. Needless to say, the photos weren’t that much different from the originals.
One could argue that Sharon Stone, Madonna, and the others are setting a bad example for older women who are trying to achieve an ideal of beauty that doesn’t even exist without the airbrush tool. However, younger women are Photoshopped just as much, so only calling out older women for it could be considered ageist. What do you think of Sharon Stone’s recent photos? Let us know in the comments section.
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