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Keira Knightley takes stand against Photoshop by releasing topless picture

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LONDON – A topless photo of a popular actress is making headlines.

A topless photo of Keira Knightley is going viral, but the star says she was not the victim of a hack.

Instead, she decided to make the topless photo public in Interview Magazine for a cause.

Knightley told The Times she demanded the photo be unedited so people could see what she really looked like.

“I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters,” Knightley said. “That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said, ‘Okay, I’m fine doing the topless shot so long as you don’t make them any bigger or retouch.’ Because it does feel important to say it really doesn’t matter what shape you are.”

Click here to be directed to the full image in Glamour Magazine.  

“I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame,” she said. “You need tremendous skill to be able get a woman’s shape and make it look like it does in life, which is always beautiful. But our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape.”