This week has been the week of Photoshop criticism in the fashion world as high profile celebrities take a stand against photo editing.
At the beginning of the week Singer Lorde spoke out to her fans via her Twitter with an image of two photo’s of herself beside each other, one with her skin photoshopped so it was flawless and the other showing her natural skin condition:
This week has been the week of Photoshop criticism in the fashion world and high profile celebrities taking a stand against photo editing.
At the beginning of the week Singer Lorde spoke out to her fans via her Twitter with an image of two photographs of herself beside each other, one with her skin photoshopped so it was flawless and the other showing her natural skin condition.
i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok 🙂 pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 31, 2014
The teenager also posted a selfie on Instagram two months ago, with her in bed with her acne cream on.
In a world of photoshopped adverts and seemingly ‘perfect’ models, it is refreshing to see such a young music icon telling young fans and fellow women that it is okay not to look perfect.
In the same week Actresses Emma Watson and Drew Barrymore have also spoken out about photoshopping.
Emma Watson said: “As a younger woman that pressure got me down, but I’ve made my peace with it.”
She told The Sunday Times: “[airbrushing and digital manipulation] can project an unobtainable image that’s dangerously unhealthy. I’m excited about the ageing process. I’m more interested in women who aren’t perfect . They’re more compelling.”
Drew Barrymore told of her support of real life beauty and going bare faced: ” I don’t love over air-brushing. I don’t really connect with a cold, aggressive-type thing. Most days, I go out and don’t wear any make-up… I get photographed like a dark-circle zombie. I just don’t care. I don’t think it’s real” she told New York magazine.
Talk show host Ellen Degeneres has also talked of a seriously manipulated image of an American model in a light-hearted way, picking out the flaws created by extreme photo editing with the model participating in the joke.
Watch the video below:
So does this week mark the beginning of changing opinions on perfect appearances in the fashion and entertainment industry? Lets hope so.