Over the past several years Britney Spears hasn’t exactly been role model material. But the pop icon has pulled herself up by her stiletto straps and now she’s using her star power to send an important message. In her latest ad campaign for Candies, Spears requested that the original photos be displayed alongside retouched images. The Daily Mail reports that the 29-year-old singer made the move to “highlight the pressure exerted on women to look perfect.”
Of course, the ideal would be to show women’s bodies as they really are (gasp!), but Brit’s move does remind us of the airbrushing that goes into making celebrities look perfect. It reminds us that no one can live up to the beauty standards set by celebrity images, not even the celebrities themselves.