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In an interview with The Times, Keira Knightley explained she was sick of seeing retouched pictures of herself and the message it sent to women of the world.
That’s why she decided to pose topless for Interveiw magazine as a protest to the media’s manipulation of female bodies.
I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. And that [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.
The black and white photos, which were printed in the September issue of the publication, leave little to the imagination.
A soaking Keira poses for top fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier in a pair of smart black trousers and a pair of lace gloves, sporting her trademark pout.
Keira Knightley posed topless for Interview mag to protest photo retouching. Her topless pics were printed unedited. pic.twitter.com/fsgto0DOwi
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