Friday, December 02, 2011

Anti-Airbrush Movement: Scientists Propose Warning Labels for Retouched Photos

Health organizations, citizen groups and scientists call for airbrushing warning labels on photos to raise people's self esteem and help stop eating disorders, depression.

Every fashion, beauty and celebrity magazine you pick up is packed with photos of stars with slim cellulite-free legs, flawless skin, taut tummies, perfect teeth and not a wrinkle or blemish in sight. Most Photoshopping in magazine beauty advertising is done well, so you can only snarl and suspect it.  But there have been a few notorious cases where retouchers have gone too far, lopping off limbs and biting out chunks of thighs and waistlines. Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 star Kristen Stewart's missing left arm on the cover of Glamour springs instantly to our mind.  So are you fed up with Photoshop, totally over airbrushing and long for a little reality? You are not alone.
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Do you think there would be any benefits in placing warning labels on photos that have been airbrushed?  How might this help increase self-esteem and body image?

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