Rachael Leigh Cook Calls Airbrushing A 'Crime'

RACHAEL LEIGH COOK, the 31-year-old Hollywood actress, says that airbrushing photographs is dishonest and a crime, reports Fox News. Cook was speaking at the 2010 Healthy Media for Youth Summit in Washington DC when she attacked the industry's need to perfect images of actresses and models.
"I think it's an absolute travesty that young women are seeing what the media is feeding them," Cook said, before adding, "It breaks my heart to be part of an industry and part of a machine that really pushes out these images and propagates these really terrible standards that are false". The actress went on to speak about how she battled weight issues as a youngster, telling how she became worried about her body after gaining weight on the set of her 1995 film, 'The Babysitter's Club', she said, "I remember gaining quite a bit of weight on the first movie that I worked on because, 'Hey, free food!'. You're at that stage where your body is just changing so actively, so it was a natural change".
Cook, who's currently filming the movie 'Vampire', went on to slam the modern-day dependence on airbrushing, saying, "It is false advertising and false advertising is a crime, so why isn't this a crime? I'm just up in arms about it."


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Macon Sense

I think her comments and position on the issue may be a bit hypocritical especially when referring to airbrushing as false advertising. I wonder how she feels about wearing makeup, high heals, push-up bras, FALSE eyelashes and so on. In my opinion that is false advertising. Does she partake in any of those rituals outside of the work place?
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In response to the above poster. Wearing make up, heels, and getting your hair done is an ATTAINABLE version of yourself. Them airbrushing your boobs up two cup sizes and whittling your waist down, erasing ugly veins in your arms and such is NOT attainable. Look at the latest Madonna ad that was big news last week for the airbrushing. NO WAY she could look that smooth and pretty naturally, no matter how much make up and push up bras she used. Apples and oranges to compare make up and styling to airbrushing.
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