Iskra Lawrence is usually more than happy to flaunt her figure in anything from bikinis to bras — 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.
“Thank u @janicetx for telling me that a lingerie company has used my images and retouched them like CRAZY to put their bras on me!” Iskra wrote in a caption under screenshots of her from Amazon with nude bras almost seemingly drawn onto her body. “NOT OK, if u see this online do not trust or buy anything.”
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 it’s without her permission and to make her body look different. “I 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, ‘Oh my gosh!’ My arms were half their size and I had a thigh gap magically and all these crazy things,” the blonde beauty told Seventeen about being altered without her permission. “My family went out and tried to find my pictures in the magazines, but no one could recognize me,” she said.
“I 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,” she recalled of another instance. “I said to him, ‘I don’t feel like I can use these. Can you send me the raw files?’ and he was like, ‘No, I’m not comfortable with that,’ and I was kinda of like, ‘Oh OK, so you don’t think I’m good enough unretouched?’”
What’s more, she went unretouched for her Aerie campaign, which she described as an “incredible” experience. “To see those pictures on a Times Square billboard and they were completely unretouched, I just was like, ‘Wow. I finally feel good enough!’”
Lawrence even refuses to retouch her Instagram posts, which is something many celebs do nowadays. Most of her captions call out the fact that there’s #nofilter and no retouching. In one post, she said “…because who says cellulite is a flaw — YOU decide what beauty is and it’s deeper than skin deep????” or, “Yes this is clearly a booty pic but do you see why? Because I haven’t airbrushed my tiger stripe stretch marks ???? or my cellulite lightening bolts or my back fat…because this is my body, I love it it’s real and I love posting pictures showing how confident I am because society has taught us we have “flaws” and I’m telling you who gives a.. Because you are more than your body and you get to decide what beauty is.”
Whether it’s to superimpose your own item onto her body or change the way her shape looks, don’t mess with Lawrence without her permission.