Keira Knightley went topless for her September feature in “Interview” magazine and has since revealed that the topless photo shoot was in protest of the Photoshopping of celebrity women’s figures to so-called industry standards.

Knightley specifically went topless in protest of how her breasts were enhanced and enlarged for her 2004 movie “King Arthur”. For the promotional pictures for the flick, her breasts received the Photoshop treatment – something that she isn’t too keen on.

In new interview with “The Times”, Knightley called women’s bodies a “battleground” adding that “photography is partly to blame. It’s much easier to take a picture of somebody without a shape; it simply is.”

She continued, ” Whereas actually 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.”

Keira Knightley’s topless picture for the magazine can be seen here and the British actress wanted it to be known that she would only do the photo if her figure wasn’t altered in any way. She revealed, “I’ve had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it’s paparazzi photographers or for film posters. That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: ‘OK, 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.”

Keira Knightley is topless and beautiful just the way she is and that is the point that she is trying to communicate with the masses. She has never been one to shy away from showing off her figure, but why manipulate that into something that it is clearly not? What do you think?

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