Jennifer Lawrence GIF Sheds Light On This Controversial Process
As if Lawrence in her all-natural glory just isn't good enough
We know that we shouldn't be surprised anymore when a familiar starlet's face and body gets completely obliterated with Photoshop on a magazine cover, but sometimes the results are just so over-the-top bad, we're compelled to put our faces in our hands and cry for humanity.
The internet was understandably abuzz this weekend after a savvy blogger unearthed a 2011 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence from the archives and crafted a GIF that parallels the "before" photograph of Lawrence with the version that made it to the actual cover. The differences aren't shocking, but the GIF does highlight the absurdity of the changes photo editors make, taking what we know to be a very naturally beautiful young woman and pretty much rearranging her bone structure completely. Her waist gets slimmed, her cheekbones and orbital bones pushed up, and strangely enough, her collarbone lowered an inch or two.
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We understand the principle of why magazines Photoshop -- there's a certain standard of editorial integrity, and making photographs look as seamless and aesthetically pleasing as possible -- but why must the changes include making someone "more attractive"? We have a difficult enough time with Jennifer Lawrence being as lovely as she is, let alone a refined, perfected version of the actual human. Who needs to compare themselves to that? [Huffington Post]