Kylie Jenner Fronts Latest Cover Of GQ Magazine With Unedited Shot Of Her Scar
Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott have been chosen to grace the latest cover of GQ magazine.
While Scott looks dapper in a striped suit, Jenner is seen donning a black dress,which exposes the scar on her left thigh.
The publication has been applauded for not editing out the scar as airbrushing has become increasingly frowned upon, seeing as how it promotes unrealistic body image standards among girls.
Jenner obtained her scar when she was five while playing with her sister Kendall. She had tried climbing a sharp pole but slipped, causing the pole to puncture her leg.
Although Jenner has shared images of her scar on multiple occasions, its display on a widely recognized publication has garnered positive feedback, mainly because it sends a more weighty message against impractical body image standards conveyed through media.
One Twitter user commented, “I don't really care about GQ, or Kylie Jenner, or Travis Scott. I am happy to see a scar so prominently on display (not even minimised with airbrushing). It's one scar. No sad story. It's a big step forward for those of us with many #scars who only see perfect skin on others.”
Recently, more brands such as ASOS and Boohoo have abandoned airbrushing their campaign photos to smash fashion stereotypes and embrace imperfections in their images.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) July 17, 2018
I don't really care about GQ, or Kylie Jenner, or Travis Scott.
I am happy to see a scar so prominently on display (not even minimised with airbrushing)
It's one scar. No sad story.
It's a big step forward for those of us with many #scars who only see perfect skin on others. https://t.co/7qyjShCqSo
— Redacted (@Handle_Barred_) July 17, 2018
[via Independent, opening image via GQ]