Mandy Moore likes to be real with her fans. In recent weeks, the This Is Us star has been open about everything from the makeup that’s ruining her skin on the show to the one former hairstyle that made her cringe. She also keeps it real on the photo front, despite haters who’ve accused her of Photoshopping recent images of herself.
Earlier this week, the 33-year-old popped a few pics onto Instagram from her visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Opting for bright red lips, nude nails, and a one-sleeved fuchsia dress, Moore, 33, looked absolutely fabulous.
So fabulous, in fact, that some people doubted the authenticity of the picture. Several commenters accused her of altering the images prior to posting, with some pointing to what they said were “curved panels of wood” in the background of one photo and others nitpicking her figure and/or body parts in another.
Moore was not here for it and shut down the comments with a message of her own. “I am 5’10 and a size 6,” she wrote. “I have NEVER photoshopped pictures. That’s not what I’m about. If you’re going to be rude about people’s bodies, go elsewhere.” You tell ’em, Mandy!
She further clarified her response to Cosmopolitan, saying, “I guess I shouldn’t have said anything, but I didn’t Photoshop! I’m not some teeny tiny person and I don’t pride myself. Look, I like to take care of myself and I try to eat healthy and I work out, but I’m a tall girl with a real body.”
She also reflected on why she felt the need to respond to the haters. “I don’t know, I’ve never been accused of [Photoshopping pics] before,” she told the outlet. “I felt like I had to jump in and say something because we don’t need to be talking about people’s bodies. Not on my Instagram, at least. If that’s the conversation that needs to be had elsewhere, go for it. Maybe it’s best not to [comment], but my fans were hurt and I also just wanted to be truthful.”
Surely that’s certainly something her admirers can appreciate.
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