Girl-power-fueled teen activists aren’t the only ones who find extreme Photoshopping offensive. Understandably, the actual models being ‘shopped, including superstars like the Victoria’s Secret angels, are miffed about it too.
Remember how Vogue China recently amputated Doutzen Kroes’s perfect right leg in a Photoshopping snafu? Turns out we weren’t the only ones bummed out by Vogue China’s, er, creative decision. Speaking to the New York Post at Supermodel Cycle Ride at SoulCycle on Wednesday, Kroes said:
“I just saw [that they photoshopped out my leg.] Maybe it’s two legs together? Maybe it’s the pose? I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I think Photoshopping is OK until something like that happens. You don’t want to lose one of your limbs.”
Kroes isn’t the only Victoria’s Secret Angel who’s not fond of being massacred in the name of ‘beauty.’ Erin Heatherton told the paper she hates when her freckles are photoshopped out of an image. “I feel like it looks like someone else,” she said. “I guess [digital enhancement] is not fair. It’s a bittersweet story. You look better, but it’s a lie.”
Now if we could just get the Victoria’s Secret Angels to team up with the teen activists petitioning Teen Vogue to change their photo policies…