While we’ve been pretty much in awe ever since the trailer for the new live-action remake of Cinderella was released by Disney, the unveiling of actress Lily James in the title role did not come without some harsh criticism.
While there is no denying that the star is stunning as the fairytale character, a number of fans took to social media to share their concerns that the 25-year-old’s body had been quite severely photoshopped in the movie footage.
“I have a problem with the fact that Cinderella is photoshopped to have the tiniest waist I’ve ever seen,” tweeted one user at the time.
Meanwhile, another person blasted: “Whoever did this to Cinderella needs to be fired for crimes both against the human body and the tool of Photoshop.”
— Alison Rey (@AlisonReyxxx) December 31, 2014
Indeed, so intense was the backlash that Disney have been forced to address the issue publicly, denying that production used Photoshop to make the actress appear thinner.
A source told Buzzfeed: “Lily’s waist hasn’t been altered (in the film or in any stills/ marketing materials) – she’s wearing a corset.”
A representative for the actress herself also dismissed the rumours, putting her tiny waist down to the corset underneath her blue gown.
What are your thoughts?