Kellyclarkson2_290 Kelly Clarkson is the September cover subject for Self magazine, and within the pages, she talks about being comfortable with her body and ignoring the carping about her weight.

“When people talk about my weight, I’m like, ‘You seem to have a problem with it; I don’t. I’m fine!'” she tells the magazine. “My happy weight changes. Sometimes I eat more, sometimes I play more.”

That sounds like a perfectly reasonable approach to life, even for a heavily scrutinized pop star and former “American Idol” winner. So we have to wonder: Why the heck did Self decide to airbrush its cover image of Clarkson to make her look skinnier?

Here’s what Self’s editor in chief, Lucy Danziger, told “Entertainment Tonight”: “Kelly Clarkson exudes confidence, and is a great role model for women of all sizes and stages of their life. She works out and is strong and healthy, and our picture shows her confidence and beauty. She literally glows from within. That is the feeling we’d all want to have.”

So the “confidence and beauty” shown in the cover photo wouldn’t have been apparent without the digital downsizing? What do you think of Self’s decision?

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Posted by:Rick Porter