Critics Accused Misty Copeland Of Photoshopping Her Waist, But She Schools Them All

Um, hello! Misty Copeland is currently the most phenomenal ballerina on the big stage, crowned as the first African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater. Not only has she proven to us that she’s morally and politically conscious of what her accomplishments mean for POC, but also how sickeningly fit her body is.

To promote photographer’s book that includes images of her, she posted the photographer’s IG name “@greggdelmanphoto” and the photo below.


A photo posted by Misty Copeland (@mistyonpointe) on Sep 24, 2016 at 6:46pm PDT


Before she knew it, she was facing a bunch of criticism for spreading work that promoted the altering of women’s body-size. “Ummmm photoshop much?!” wrote one. “Misty is gorgeous and strong and athletic and real. But the stomach part of this picture looks altered. She’s a #rolemodel” commented another. “You are a true beauty but

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