And rightfully so!
Jennifer Hudson may have lost about 80 pounds since releasing her self-titeled debut album in 2008, but that doesn't mean she looked bad before!
Record executives, on the other hand, felt it was necessary to alter her waistline on the album cover WITHOUT Jennifer's permission to sell more copies.
Four years later, the Academy Award winning actress and singer STILL hasn't forgiven them for sending such a superficial message to her fans. During Sunday's Dateline interview, Jennifer explained>:
"It was like, 'Where is the rest of me?' They photoshopped me, probably to the size I am now, on that cover but we all know I was nowhere near that. Why would you photoshop that? And to me it did not send out a good message. It did not represent me. Did I not just prove that talent is enough - if I made it this far being who I am, being the size I am, the image that I am?"
We couldn't agree more and completely understand her outrage.
Portraying Jennifer Hudson — one of the most talented singers on the planet — to be thinner than her actual size was not only disrespectful to Jennifer, but all of the fans that looked up to her as a role model.
Thanks to the slimy record execs, the message that many fans may have heard from the album and the controversial photoshopped picture that accompanied it, was that "a good voice isn't good enough." We just hope they understand that is NOT what J-Hud is all about!
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