Proving that not every star is a fan of Photoshop, Lorde tweeted two different images of herself to her 1.3 million Twitter followers on March 30, accompanied by this inspiring message:
“i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)”
See the whole tweet, and check out how many people it resonated with. Over 42,000 re-tweets and counting!
We love the way, at only 17 years old, Lorde is using her platform to send a positive message to girls and women about accepting themselves and celebrating, not hiding, what makes them different. And this isn’t the first time she’s spoken up in defense of imperfection. In response to a fan on Tumblr recently, Lorde wrote:
“[T]here’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and I wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because I think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection.”
In February, she even Instagrammed a photo of herself with the caption, “in bed in paris with my acne cream on.” Now that’s real.
How refreshing that such a young star is so comfortable in her own skin, “flaws” and all. Lorde, you inspire us!