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Kerry Washington is celebrating the victory of landing another magazine cover, but this time it’s being accompanied by some controversy.

Since her InStyle Magazine photo was released for their March 2015 issue, many fans began to question whether her skin was lightened for the cover.

The magazine took to their website to respond to some of the criticism, where they released an official statement:

We are super fans of Kerry Washington here at InStyle. To feature her on the cover of our March spring fashion issue is both an honor and a delight. We have heard from those who have spoken out about our newsstand cover photograph, concerned that Kerry’s skin tone was lightened. While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern. We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt. We are listening, and the feedback has been valuable. We are committed to ensuring that this experience has a positive influence on the ways in which we present all women going forward.

Kerry responded to the statement made by InStyle on her Twitter:

What do you guys think about the magazine and Kerry’s responses to the cover?

SOURCE: InStyle | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram

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