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Why is it so difficult for magazines to photograph Kerry Washington? Following in Lucky's footsteps, InStyle has been forced to issue an apologetic defense of its March cover, which features what appears to be a visibly lightened Kerry Washington.
"While we did not digitally lighten Kerry's skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern," InStyle's statement reads. "We understand that this has resulted in disappointment and hurt." USA Today, the Huffington Post, Us Weekly, and more had run stories listing fans's outraged reactions to the cover. Washington tweeted her appreciation after the InStyle statement was released, saying that the conversation "was an important one that needed to be had."