Emilia Clarke calls out image editing apps, saying they should be banned from Instagram for promoting unrealistic standards of beauty.
While speaking to Miss Vogue, Clarke said she dislikes photo editing apps because of how they are just so “fake”. She added, “I think that we can find our inner beauty by looking inwards and not outwards. Seriously. Now we’re really screwed because we’ve got the editing, we’ve got the shading, we’ve got all that b**ody nonsense. They don’t look like that. Ain’t nobody look like that!”
She believes these apps should be banned as a whole, “I struggle with the girl next door also editing their pictures. It’s not right… I think that the apps that make people airbrush themselves and look thinner or look clearer skinned should be banned. I don’t think this s**t should be on the phone for young people. I do not agree with it, I do not like it, it doesn’t make me feel good.”
Clarke said that while she does use filters and really likes them, she does not believe retouching should be acceptable and has never used these apps herself. She said, “I filter, sure, everybody’s got to filter! But ain’t no way (sic) that I’m going to retouch that stuff.”
Clarke revealed that she also confronted a film producer who edited her image on a poster. She told them, “Hey guys, I ain’t got no DDs (sic). I’m very happy with what I’ve got, and it’s not what you’ve put on that poster.”
She concluded, “It’s not that only that body type can wear that, and only that body type can wear that. There’s nothing wrong with being tall and skinny, there’s nothing wrong with being an absolutely bone normal size 12 or being anything bigger than that. Nothing wrong with it.”
Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14.