At a first glance it might be easy to miss, but once you notice that the horse’s whole body has been erased, it’s hard to notice anything else about the picture. We don’t get it: Was the horse’s body just too fat? Too wrinkled? Were its ribs too visible? (We kid). Maybe the retoucher was just a big Godfather fan.
The photoshop fail has the added unhappy effect of appearing as if the girl in the photo is hugging a horse’s disembodied head. Creepy.
You can still see the photo on American Apparel’s website. We’ve reached out to the company’s creative team and are waiting to hear back.
Thank you to Photshop Disasters for pointing this out!
American Apparel’s creative director Iris Alonzo was kind enough to get back to us to explain that it’s merely the angle and cropping of the image that makes it appear as if the horse’s body was not there. And she attached the original, un-color corrected image as proof. Who would have thunk it?
The case of the missing horse’s body has been closed. Thank you American Apparel for helping to solve the mystery.