Kelly Clarkson may be comfortable with her weight, but Self magazine wanted her to drop a few pounds, apparently. A slimmed-down photo of Clarkson on the women's magazine's cover this month is causing waves online.
Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of the women's health magazine, is speaking out in defense of "retouching" the 27-year-old simply make her "look her personal best."
"Yes. Of course we do retouching," Danziger writes about the pic in a post on Self.com. "Did we alter her appearance? Only to make her look her personal best."
Calling Clarkson "the picture of confidence," Danzinger writes, "I think this photo is the truest we have ever put out there on the newsstand."
Did Self artificially slim down Kelly Clarkson?
But many have expressed disappointment and outrage over the digitally slim Kelly. And in the article itself, Clarkson defends her fuller figure.
"When people talk about my weight, I'm like, 'You seem to have a problem with it; I don't. I'm fine!,'" the original American Idol winner says.
"I'm never trying to lose weight – or gain it," she added. "I'm just being!"
This is not the first photo flap the singer has been involved with in the last year.
In January, Kelly Clarkson wrote on her blog that "they Photoshopped the crap out of me!" on her All I Ever Wanted album cover image.
What do you think of the retouching? Too far, or standard?