Thursday, October 15, 2009

Altered Images

Are Photoshopped images bad for your health? Lawmakers in Britain and France seem to think so, and are trying to push advertisers to get real. Under their proposals, ads containing altered photos of models would be required to carry disclaimers. 

 “When teenagers and women look at these pictures in magazines, they end up feeling unhappy with themselves,” said Jo Swinson, a British member of Parliament from the Liberal Democratic Party. 

 Poor babies. I tend to think that if you're stupid enough to believe the photos of models in ads are untouched you deserve to have low self-esteem. Compassion was never my strong suit, but this just sounds like another attempt to help people feel better about refusing to exercise and eat properly. 

 Judge for yourself: The Photoshop Police are keeping score over HERE.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. Amazing how this can be done and the warped version people think they should see in the mirror everyday!