Shu Qi, Anita Yuen speak up against digitally whitened photos

The two actresses had less-than-favourable responses to fans who had edited their pictures

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Taiwanese actress Shu Qi has never been one to mince her words, be it online, or during interviews.  

Last Saturday (March 9), a fan uploaded a series of pictures of Shu Qi during a photoshoot. Captioned, “(After) editing the colours a bit, I (was so awed by the pictures) that I cried out,” the edited pictures gave the actress a pinker skin tone, and she looked to be several shades lighter than usual. 

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Shortly after, Shu Qi left a comment on the fan’s post, writing, “Why don’t you become a fan of a Caucasian (instead)?,” showing her displeasure at the edited photos.

The 42-year-old’s comment quickly gained traction among fans. Many supported the actress for making a stand against those who digitally edit photos to make the subjects appear fairer than they are in real life.

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Soon enough, netizens also found an old post made by Hong Kong actress Anita Yuen in 2017. In the post, the actress had attached a selfie of herself at home. 

Just like with Shu Qi, a fan had taken it upon himself to edit Anita’s skin tone with the help of an mobile application. The fan then posted the end result in a comment on Anita’s original post. However, Anita was not a fan of the edited picture, leaving a comment of a vomiting emoji to show her disapproval.

Photos: Shu Qi/Weibo, Anita Yuen/Weibo

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