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Thursday, March 04, 2010

There has been much talk in the fashion industry about photo shopping pictures of celebrities. Demi Moore got much attention about her W Magazine cover where she had a “missing hip.” Demi as well as other celebrities such as Mariah Carey and Jessica Simpson have denied ever being retouched.

It’s not a secret that most models and celebrities are touched up on their pictures, so why deny it?

What is your take on this issue? I would love to hear all of your opinions on what you think these magazine companies should do.

 

 ~Andrea~  

Andrea is a current college student and marketing intern at e.l.f. cosmetics. She is an avid fashion lover and is always up to date on the most fabulous trends and stories.

 

  

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Oilygirl wrote:
1) 3/4/2010 2:20:08 PM
I would not say she has a missing hip... it's just the way she is standing... it's pretty obvious... you can tell if you look at the perceived length of her arms in the photo. Her left shoulder (our right) is up and her right down and as such that means she is leaning her upper body to the right and creating a side bend to the right thusly making her right hip appear higher and larger and the right smaller and lower. It's just positioning...
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Blayr wrote:
2) 3/4/2010 3:21:05 PM
It's obvious that the people doing the photo-shopping went a little overboard...
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loverofgloss wrote:
3) 3/4/2010 4:47:45 PM
Demi Moore is certainly touched up here. She looks 30 instead of her real age. And she is not that thin; this is way too much touching up!
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samnik wrote:
4) 3/4/2010 6:41:16 PM
Well, I think they should be proud of their bodies just the way they are. I find it demeaning and unjust when they look touched up. Real women want tosee real women.
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ou812 wrote:
5) 3/4/2010 8:22:49 PM
hey, i think everything is so stero typed (more so than in the past) now adays. i say if you got it show it off, big deal if ANYONE has touch ups on the photos, alot of people do. and i think you have to just to live up to everyones standards.
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vintage wrote:
6) 3/5/2010 2:26:18 AM
Who couldn't use a little touching up? We use makeup, we get our hair done and many other things daily. On this example, Demi Moore looks fabulous and we should be proud that women are doing things such as dating /marrying younger men and they don't always look ridiculous! I've seen Demi on video footage and it doesn't seem as if there is much touching up - she really does look 30! Go Demi! We are all real women and so is Demi - she just happens to be famous...
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Starla175 wrote:
7) 3/5/2010 11:35:52 AM
As a former retoucher I can tell you that EVERY single person you see in print has been retouched. I'm talking EVERYONE, men and women. From high fashion magazines to the freakin' Sears catalog. Models DO NOT look in person the way they are portrayed in magazines. You would be amazed at what I have "corrected" on models before. Yes they have wrinkles, Yes they have cellulite, Yes they have dark circles under their eyes and stretch marks on their stomachs. Don't believe any celebrity who says she hasn't been retouched. Chances are they might not even know about it because it's not THEM who make those decisions. It's the art directors and print houses.
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Beauty4Moms.blogspot.com wrote:
8) 3/5/2010 1:11:12 PM
I think you should be upfront about it. We all know it happens, I would want "touched up" if I had my picture on the front cover, so just admit it and it's all good.
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Lightninglashes wrote:
9) 3/5/2010 1:13:33 PM
I think Demi keeps to her word. She is verrryyyyyy lean. And with a magazine, i think the picture may have made her taller- making her look even leaner. Shes absolutely gorgeous.
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cheerstar wrote:
10) 3/7/2010 5:56:07 PM
I think there is nothing wrong with touchups people always do it on facebook with their profile pictures so what's so bad about doing it with pictures that the whole world can see?
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susiestar wrote:
11) 3/8/2010 3:57:29 PM
I think the print media does a great disservice to women by retouching to the extent that they do. I would LOVE to see some women who do not look "perfect" on magazines and in advertisements (on tv and in other media also!). We are bombarded by these images everywhere we look and it sends a message that we are supposed to look that way. NO real woman looks that way. It is retouched to the point that it creates a fantasy that is unattainable for most females. Cut back on the drive for perfection and I will stop buying at thrift stores and spend my $$ on clothing modeled by women who look REAL.
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MeliMeli wrote:
12) 3/14/2010 11:29:18 PM
I use Photoshop on a daily basis for work and these celebrities need to stop denying that their pictures are being worked on. There's only so much makeup and lighting can do for you. You can edit ANYTHING on this photo program, which is why these people rarely ever look like themselves on the covers of magazines. It's sad, because by them lying about being worked on, there are people who are looking at these pictures and believing that "perfection" actually exists.
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