Olivia Wilde Dragged for Photoshop and past Transphobic Remark
For years, the mainstream media has come under fire for promoting unrealistic beauty standards in the form of retouched photos, which fill up the social media feeds. Natural features such as makeup-free faces or pooch bellies are frowned upon.
But in recent years, many people, including celebrities, have taken a stand and used their platforms to challenge these impossible standards. Their empowering perspectives through body-positive self-images and inclusive beauty and clothing companies have started a movement.
One such account on Instagram is Problematic Fame. The user uploads then and now pictures of celebrities to show people that beauty is not always what it seems. For example, she recently exposed actress Olivia Wilde's MUA or makeup artist for lying about using Photoshop.
Problematic Fame's Instagram Poll (Source: Problematic Fame's Instagram)
The user uploaded a series of stories on her Instagram about the whole incident.
Olivia Wilde's MUA Exposed
In the first story, the user uploaded a poll asking her audience if "makeup artist photoshopping their client is minimally damaging" and then tagged Wilde and her MUA. However, it appears the MUA was not keen on being tagged because she blocked the user.
A follower then sent the user a screenshot of her trying to ask the MUA to tell Wilde to apologize for her transphobic remarks uploaded by Irish Central in 2011.
The user then uploaded screenshots of the conversation between the follower and Wilde's MUA in the subsequent stories. The MUA reached out to the follower first, stating that there was no difference between Wilde's original photo and Getty image.
Conversation Between Olivia Wilde's MUA And The Follower (Source: Problematic Fame's Instagram)
The follower then stated that she had seen the difference and that the photos were edited, which was wrong. This prompted the MUA to claim that she had only edited a single strand of her hair out of her face and that the follower needed to stop making it sound like she had changed Wilde's face entirely.
In the following stories, the follower and the MUA go back and forth, with the former claiming that she had edited the photos and needed to be truthful while the latter insisted that she had done nothing of the sort and that the "social media" bullying needed to stop.
The series of stories then end with the user clarifying that if MUAs are photoshopping or face tuning their clients, they need to be truthful about it.
Olivia Wilde's Transphobic and Plastic Surgery Comments
The actress who was named the ambassador for Revlon at the time noted that her strong jawline sometimes made her look like a "tranny." In another interview with Byrdie, the actress also revealed that she was absolutely against plastic surgery.
She shared that "a lot of the fillers freaked" her out and that Botox made "everyone look like a wax candle," which she could not accept. It appears Wilde prefers natural beauty, which seemingly indicates that she might not be too keen about her photos being photoshopped.
But at this point, nothing is for sure.