InStyle Denies Lightening Kerry Washington’s Skin For Cover [Photo]

concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.’

The “Scandal” star, 38, later called the magazine’s statement “beautiful.” She tweeted, “Thank u 4 opening this convo. Its an important 1 that needs to be had.”

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