Mandy Moore is the latest star to fall under scrutiny for allegedly Photoshopping her photos. Internet trolls accused the singer/actress of altering three snaps that she uploaded to Instagram before appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat about her hit TV series, This Is Us.
Haters immediately jumped to the conclusion that the photos of Mandy’s long frame and slim waistline in the hot pink dress she wore on the show couldn’t possibly be natural. They took to the comments section of the 33-year-old’s Instagram account, piling on the hate.
There’s just one problem with these bully’s acquisitions: Mandy swears she has never edited any pics she’s posted online. The star was quick to hop in, amending her initial Insta caption to say, “I am 5’10 and a size 6. I have NEVER photoshopped pictures. That’s not what I’m about.”
First of all: woah! Mandy Moore is 5’10!? That’s runway model territory. And second: yasssssss, Mandy! Move along, Mean Girls and Guys of the Internet, your snark isn’t welcome here.
“I felt like I had to jump in and say something because we don’t need to be talking about people’s bodies. Not on my Instagram, at least,” she told Cosmopolitan. “If that’s the conversation that needs to be had elsewhere, go for it. Maybe it’s best not to [comment] but my fans were hurt and I also just wanted to be truthful.”
Mandy had every right to stand up to the bullies, and her fans had her back the whole way through, praising the actress in the comments section.
“I’m not some teeny tiny person and I don’t pride myself,” Mandy added. “Look, I like to take care of myself and I try to eat healthy and I work out, but I’m a tall girl with a real body. I don’t know, I’ve never been accused of [Photoshopping] before.”
No one likes to be accused of something they didn’t do, especially when that something is changing the appearance of their bod for an internet snap. And like Mandy says, people shouldn’t be talking about other people’s’ bodies anyhow! Let’s find something positive to focus on like, maybe, talent? Talent is a good place to start.