Keira Knightley poses topless to take a stand against Photoshopping

While A-list ladies like Kate Winslet, Jessica Simpson, Lorde and Kim Kardashian have made public their stance against the Photoshopping of their images, none have done so quite like Keira Knightley.

In a recent issue of Interview magazine, the 29-year-old actress can be seen posing semi-naked, wearing only black lace gloves and black jeans, for renowned photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Her condition for stripping down was simple: she’d appear nude if the magazine’s editors didn’t Photoshop the image.

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” she told The Times. “That [spread] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

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Keira formerly criticized the enhanced bust line on this poster

She went on to say: “I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame… Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”

In the interview accompanying the picture, Keira chats casually with Patrick about photography, art and the true definition of beauty, but she makes no mention of her issue with Photoshop.

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