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Arizona Bill Would Expose Airbrushed Ads

If you’re going to airbrush a woman in an ad, you must include a disclaimer exposing the wrinkle-hiding, curve-thinning lie—at least if an Arizona lawmaker gets her way. The proposed bill seeks to make it illegal in the state for advertisers to enhance a photograph without attaching a note that reads: “Postproduction techniques were made to alter the appearance in this advertisement. When using this product, similar results may not be achieved,” reports the Arizona Republic. Read more…

Evening Quickies: Taylor Swift Cover Girl Ad Accused Of Egregious Photoshopping

Dakota's Ad Banned
Dakota Fanning banned Marc Jacobs ad
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Photoshopping Meryl
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Taylor Swift Cover Girl photo
  • Uh oh. A group called the National Advertising Division has accused CoverGirl of Photoshopping Taylor Swift’s NatureLuxe Mousse Mascara ad to the high heavens, enhancing Swift’s lashes postproduction in a way that portrays the product inaccurately. Proctor & Gamble will reportedly discontinue using that particular campaign. It’s never good news when an ad campaign for makeup gets called out for excessive fakery! [Styleite]
  • Debra Messing from “Will & Grace” has split from her husband of 10 years. [Us Weekly]
  • Watch Connie Britton from “Friday Night Lights” grow increasingly concerned for Connie Britton on “American Horror Story. [NYMag.com]
  • Snooki is being sued for $7 million for allegedly planning licensing deals with one company and then turning around to use the same concepts with a different company. Sigh. [The Stir]
  • Who are five most manly men on television? [Think Progress] Keep reading »

New Software Can Tell You How Much Pics Have Been Photoshopped

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"No Airbrushing" Policy
Faith Hill Redbook Photoshop photo
Why a "no airbrushing" policy is good, but not good enough. Read More »

Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much an image has been altered. Keep reading »

Adam Levine’s Missing Torso & 12 Other Guys Who’ve Suffered At The Hands Of Photoshop

Photoshop is usually used as a weapon of mass destruction on perfectly lovely and natural photographs of female stars — but even men have not escaped the wrath of an overeager art department dork with a mouse! Just look at poor Adam Levine in Vogue Russia! Either he had a few ribs removed or Photoshop is to blame for that waist. Keep clicking to see 12 other truly disastrous Photoshop fails inflicted upon male stars.

Rosario Dawson On Airbrushing: “None Of Us Look Like That!”

“I’m constantly telling girls all the time everything is airbrushed, everything is retouched to the point it’s not even asked. None of us look like that. … It’s a form of violence in the way that we look at women and the way we expect them to look and be for what sake? Not for health, survival, not for enjoyment of life, but just so you could look pretty.”

Rosario Dawson talks body image and airbrushing in Shape magazine. She also said that she lost a lot of weight to play Mimi in “Rent” because her character was supposed to be a dope addict with AIDS. But instead of telling her she looked sick, the actress said she got tons of compliments. “I remember everyone asking what did you do to get so thin? You looked great,” she said. “I looked emaciated.” Oh, Rosario, I love you so. [CNN] Keep reading »

Photoshop Fail: It’s Hip To Be Nowhere

Supporting AIDS research and awareness is a great thing. Losing your hip over it? Not so much. [Photoshop Disasters] Keep reading »

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