Ever wonder where we get such unrealistic expectations of the way we’re “supposed to” look? Maybe these photos can shed some light on the situation.
Jessica Alba: Can you tell what has been altered or should I say not altered? Jessica was given noticeably thinner legs and a pinched waist. I wonder what they did before Photoshop was invented.
Kim Kardashian: Naturally voluptuous and beautiful, it’s amazing that someone found the need to reduce Kim’s infamous hips and exaggerate her already tiny waist.
Laila Rouass: Not only was the lingerie electronically replaced, but Laila looks like a different person altogether.
Kiera Knightley: I hope that Kiera doesn’t get any ideas.
Has our society gone awry? As new generations become exposed to images such as these, Photoshop holds the power to dictate the norm. I understand it’s use on an occasional blemish, but to alter one’s entire appearance is wishful thinking with tragic consequences. We might as well call the end result avitars.
I don’t get philosophical often, but I had to share my thoughts on this. Many people reading this are raising impressionable youngsters of their own. As we make strides in technology we seem to become more disconnected from the real world. Why has our understanding of beauty changed? We seek utter elimination of imperfections when the imperfections make us who we are in the first place? I say, love what you see in the mirror because that is true beauty.