Actress Defends Her Thighs After Magazine Heavily Photoshops Them [PHOTOS]

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent

Zendaya openly criticized a magazine after it shrunk her thighs and waist because she said heavy editing creates unrealistic beauty standards.

The 19-year-old actress posted a side-by-side shot of the unedited version with the photoshopped one on Instagram.

“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated,” Zendaya wrote on Instagram. “These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have.”

“So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it.” (RELATED: This TV Show Host Just Apologized For Saying A Former Disney Star’s Dreadlocks Looked Like They Smelled Like Weed)

The magazine later pulled the photos.

“Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue.” (RELATED: Gigi Hadid Defends Her Assets On Instagram: ‘Yes, I Have Boobs)

Zendaya criticizes magazine for photoshopping her thighs. (Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)

(Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for NYX Cosmetics)