Celeste Barber graces the cover of Marie Claire Australia’s wellness issue outraging fans


Celeste Barber’s cover shot on the latest issue of Marie Claire Australia has stirred a wave of disappointment from her dedicated fans.

The 40-year-old comedian is seen wearing a red swimsuit with cutouts by designer Melissa Odabash on the front of the fashion magazine’s ‘Wellness’ issue.

While some fans praised the cover, which was shared by Celeste on her Instagram Stories Wednesday evening, others were quick to condemn the ‘highly filtered’ image as ‘rubbish’.

Celeste Barber’s cover shot on the latest issue of Marie Claire Australia has stirred a wave of disappointment from her dedicated fans. Pictured: The February issue of Marie Claire Australia

‘Celeste talks about body shaming in the issue yet the magazine has body shamed her by over editing her. The reason she has over 9million followers is because she’s real – not this rubbish,’ wrote one fan. 

‘Shame on Marie Claire for photoshopping the sh*t out of what would of been a naturally beautiful pic of Celeste to begin with,’ added one more. 

‘I really like Celeste bit this is highly filtered, could hardly recognise her… what a shame as she is naturally very pretty,’ another complained. 

‘That doesn’t look like her at all,’ one more quipped. ‘If I hadn’t read that it was Celeste I wouldn’t have known who it was a photo of.’

‘Celeste is great, but she doesn’t look like her on this photo. Photoshop is not what she is about. She is gorgeous as she is,’ wrote another. 

And the chorus of discontent continued. 

While some fans praised the cover, which was shared by Celeste on her Instagram Stories Wednesday evening, others were quick to condemn the 'highly filtered' image as 'rubbish'

While some fans praised the cover, which was shared by Celeste on her Instagram Stories Wednesday evening, others were quick to condemn the ‘highly filtered’ image as ‘rubbish’ 

‘I wish Marie Claire would embrace the realness and not overly edit your body,’ wrote one more. 

Elsewhere, one eagle-eyed fan questioned whether Celeste’s armpits had been tampered with to make the star’s cover more appealing on magazine stands. 

‘Gorgeous, and I love you,’ the follower began. ‘But nothing freaks me out more than an overly edited armpit.’

 

'Celeste talks about body shaming in the issue yet the magazine has body shamed her by over editing her. The reason she has over 9million followers is because she’s real - not this rubbish,' wrote one fan

‘Celeste talks about body shaming in the issue yet the magazine has body shamed her by over editing her. The reason she has over 9million followers is because she’s real – not this rubbish,’ wrote one fan 

Meanwhile, another fan took aim squarely at Celeste, who’s built a multimillion-dollar brand mocking social media trends and body shaming.

‘For a second I thought it was a joke, something you created for fun,’ they began.

‘I’m torn between seeing a real women like you on the cover of this type of magazine but it all seems out of place with the heavy edit. Being asked by Marie Claire is great, thus could have been a platform to break some of the beauty standards. 

‘I’m sure you have a PR team and I wonder how they thought it would be a good fit. 

‘You go to war about summer bodies and body shaming and they literally place you in a swimsuit between advice about being happy and a selection of swimsuits (probably portrayed by young models),’ they continued, in reference to the magazine’s cover lines. 

Meanwhile, another fan took aim squarely at Celeste, who's built a multimillion-dollar brand mocking social media trends and body shaming

Meanwhile, another fan took aim squarely at Celeste, who’s built a multimillion-dollar brand mocking social media trends and body shaming 

'For a second I thought it was a joke, something you created for fun,' they began

‘For a second I thought it was a joke, something you created for fun,’ they began

‘There could have been so many more creative and relevant ways to make that cover, if they were set on a swimsuit why not show your entire, real body without edits. 

‘It sends a paradoxical message. And it just doesn’t look like you. I’m sure your interview is awesome, but the way it’s promoted is not,’ they concluded. 

However, the cover was also praised by many of Celeste’s admirers. 

‘Sensational,’ wrote TV veteran Jessica Rowe alongside three love heart emojis.

While model Jess Hart preferred to keep her comment short and sweet, writing, ‘Yes!’, alongside a praying hands emoji. 

The February Issue of Marie Claire Australia is on sale Thursday

However, the cover was also praised by many of Celeste's admirers. 'Sensational,' wrote TV veteran Jessica Rowe alongside three love heart emojis

However, the cover was also praised by many of Celeste’s admirers. ‘Sensational,’ wrote TV veteran Jessica Rowe alongside three love heart emojis 

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