Friday, August 12, 2011

As if she wasn't skinny enough; British glossy admits to cinching the Duchess

Grazia magazine in Britain admits it somehow managed to make the Duchess of Cambridge's extraordinarily slim profile even skinnier by photo manipulation. The Photoshoppers were "mirroring" her left arm to give her back a right arm (which, inconveniently, had William on it and had to go) and somehow also reduced her already tiny waist in size, according to a story in the Guardian, reporting on a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission.
There has been a continuing controversy on both sides of the Atlantic about the extensive manipulation of female models and celebrities.
In a statement, Grazia said it "would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alternations to the Duchess of Cambridge's image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression".


Anonymous Fürst said...

Yep. All that work was compleeeetly accidental... Idiots. The interesting question is what do we do about it. The public is largely unaware of what is going on and, quite frankly, doesn't care. Hence, HP can sell cameras with a "slimming" effect. Do we get professional organizations to expel offending magazines and editors out of their ranks? Would anybody care? Do we get a legislation in place that mandates that no content of a photograph can be altered? Who polices that?

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