Hudson Angered Over Photoshopped Album Cover

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January 8, 2012 | 8:55pm EST

Singer Jennifer Hudson is still fuming record executives slimmed down her figure on the cover of her first album – because it didn’t send a “good message” to her fans.
The American Idol star, who has shed a whopping 80 pounds (36 kilograms) in recent years, released her self-titled debut record back in 2008 when she was sporting a much fuller physique.

Hudson was mortified to see the final product when it finally hit stores, because music bosses had digitally altered the cover art in a bid to make the singer look more visually appealing – without her permission.

During an interview on news show Dateline, she reveals, “It was like, ‘Where is the rest of me?’ They photoshopped me, probably to the size I am now, on that cover but we all know I was nowhere near that. Why would you photoshop that? And to me it did not send out a good message.

“It did not represent me. Did I not just prove that talent is enough – if I made it this far being who I am, being the size I am, the image that I am?”

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