Karol G Accuses Magazine of Photoshopping Her Face and Body

Karol G said that GQ Mexico edited her cover image for its April/May 2023 issue without permission: "My face does not look like this, my body does not look like that."

By Angie Orellana Hernandez Apr 07, 2023 1:43 AMTags
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Karol G is embracing her natural beauty.

The "Provenza" singer recently accused GQ Mexico of photoshopping her cover image, saying that the changes were made despite her disapproval.

"I don't even know where to start this message…Today, my GQ magazine cover was made public, a cover with an image that DOES NOT represent me," Karol wrote in Spanish along with a side-by-side image of her bare face and the magazine's cover. "My face does not look like this, my body does not look like that and I feel very happy and comfortable with how I look naturally."

At first, Karol recalled feeling "very happy" with the opportunity to be GQ Mexico's cover star for their April/May 2023 issue. However, she alleged the publication did not take into consideration her wishes when it came to the image's retouches.

"Despite making clear my disagreement with the number of editions they did with the photo, they didn't do anything about it," she said, "as if to look good I needed all those changes."

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Karol added, "I understand the repercussions this can have, but beyond feeling it's disrespectful to me, it's disrespectful to the women who wake up every day looking to feel comfortable with ourselves despite society's stereotypes."

E! News reached out to GQ Mexico for comment and has not heard back. See her cover photo here.


The Latin Grammy winner has been vocal in the past about staying true to herself, especially when it comes to her public image.

"Everything is about self-love and confidence, being strong in any situation," Karol told E! News in 2021. "I want fans to see that I am a real, normal person like them. I go through big and strong situations in my life too but it all depends on you and your attitude in life."

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