Iskra Lawrence is usually more than happy to flaunt her figure in anything from bikinis to bras â€” but not this time. The body-positivity ambassador and model revealed in an Instagram story that a brand has been using her image to sell bras without her permission.
â€œThank u @janicetx for telling me that a lingerie company has used my images and retouched them like CRAZY to put their bras on me!â€ Iskra wrote in a caption under screenshots of her from AmazonÂ with nude bras almost seemingly drawn onto her body. â€œNOT OK, if u see this online do not trust or buy anything.â€
Lawrence has not called out the brand specifically by name, and she also edited out the names of the bras, which range from $16 to $30.
The 26-year-old is adamant about not being retouched, especially when itâ€™s without her permission and to make her body look different. â€œI remember I took an editorial and I was so excited. I got the pictures back and I looked in the magazine, and I was like, â€˜Oh my gosh!â€™ My arms were half their size and I had a thigh gap magically and all these crazy things,â€ theblonde beauty told Seventeen about being altered without her permission. â€œMy family went out and tried to find my pictures in the magazines, but no one could recognize me,â€ she said.
â€œI tested with a photographer about a year ago and loved the pictures at the shoot. He sent me the pictures two weeks after and he retouched the hell out of them,â€ she recalled of another instance. â€œI said to him, â€˜I donâ€™t feel like I can use these. Can you send me the raw files?â€™ and he was like, â€˜No, Iâ€™m not comfortable with that,â€™ and I was kinda of like, â€˜Oh OK, so you donâ€™t think Iâ€™m good enough unretouched?â€™â€
Whatâ€™s more, she went unretouched for her Aerie campaign, which she described as an â€œincredibleâ€ experience. â€œTo see those pictures on a Times Square billboard and they were completely unretouched, I just was like, â€˜Wow. I finally feel good enough!â€™â€
LawrenceÂ even refuses to retouch her Instagram posts, which is something many celebs do nowadays. Most of her captions call out the fact that thereâ€™s #nofilter and no retouching. In one post, she said â€œâ€¦because who says cellulite is a flaw â€” YOU decide what beauty is and itâ€™s deeper than skin deep????â€ or, â€œYes this is clearly a booty pic but do you see why? Because I havenâ€™t airbrushed my tiger stripe stretch marks ???? or my cellulite lightening bolts or my back fatâ€¦because this is my body, I love it itâ€™s real and I love posting pictures showing how confident I am because society has taught us we have â€œflawsâ€ and Iâ€™m telling you who gives a.. Because you are more than your body and you get to decide what beauty is.â€
Whether itâ€™s to superimpose your own item onto her body or change the way her shape looks, donâ€™t mess with Lawrence without her permission.