Don’t make me over

Don’t make me over

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: Lerato Kganyago in True Love.

Mag alters celeb’s body.

Lerato Kganyago is upset because True Love magazine doctored pictures of her legs and body in their July issue.

The 33-year-old actress, model and business woman is on the cover of the magazine, talking about “losing her baby, heartbreak and (that she’s) ready for love”.

But when fans started commenting on the obvious changes to her body in the pictures, Lerato tweeted: “Listen! I’m not mad, at all! Disappointed, YES! People know me and see me every week on TV. Buy the mag and read the beautiful article!”

True Love then took it one step further and posted the before and after pictures on their website.

In the six pictures, Lerato’s legs and cellulite are airbrushed, her skin lightened and her boobs altered.

The magazine’s editor Dudu Mvimbi Leshabane says: “As a brand that stands for women empowerment, TRUE LOVE would never intentionally do anything to compromise women and their public profile.”

She adds: “We have a responsibility not to tarnish our cover star’s image, to produce authentic content for our readers and to uphold the brand’s integrity.”

But celebs like TV and radio presenter Bonang Matheba were kwaad at the mag, tweeting: “I’m so livid!! @leratokganyango poured her heart about the most delicate part of her life… She dared to express her displeasure of how she was “altered”…

“The response from one of the most iconic publications in this country was to body shame her… When will our black-led publications be in support of each other? What a shame…”

Now Bonang is going to boycott the mag: “It’s going to be a while before I grace this publication… Not under this leadership! So hurtful! So wrong!”

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