In the world of Photoshop, it’s hard to find ourselves when dissecting through the glossy pages of some of our favorite mags. Whether it’s skin lightening, reducing waist size, or covering up blemishes, Photoshop has been an insider favorite for creating flawless looks.
Remember when Kim Kardashian’s untouched photos from her Complex shoot accidentally got leaked on their site in 2009? People pounced on the opportunity to attack Kim for having a bit of cellulite around the thighs. Luckily, it seems as is folks tunes have changed with the circulation of former supermodel Cindy Crawford’s unedited photos from a December 2013 cover story from Marie Claire Mexico and Latin America. As the photo circulated around the internet, people from around the world spoke out in praise of Crawford, calling her body “beautiful,” “real,” and “gorgeous.” Marie Claire released a statement stating:
An unretouched photo of Cindy Crawford has been circulating on Twitter this morning, revealing a body that defies expectations — it is real, it is honest, and it is gorgeous.
In 2012, Seventeen magazine vowed not to go overboard with photo retouches, while another magazine, Verily Mag, decided to put a ban to Photoshop altogether. Until other magazines follow suit, prepare to see your favorite artists, celebs, and public figures botched to hell with Photoshop. Take a look at our pick of some of the worst Photoshop fails.
1. Oprah’s head on Anne Margaret’s Body
2. Katie Couric’s slimmed down figure in 2006
3. Ralph Lauren’s disturbing 2010 ad
4. Kourtney Kardashian’s cover on OK! Weekly
Apparently, OK! Weekly doesn’t appreciate the bodies of women who’ve just delivered a baby.
5. Kate Winslet’s growth spurt in GQ
6. Adam Levine’s missing torso in Vogue.
7. And apparently, babies aren’t safe either.
US Weekly claimed this retouching of Prince George was to ensure quality printing. Right.
At Wear Your Voice, we have a body positive policy, where you come as you are-your beautifully radiant unapologetically loving self! As a part of that policy, WYV will honor the integrity, style and uniqueness of those we capture whether it’s on film or video.