Hey dolls! This post is going to be a slightly DIFFERENT to my usual ones. It sparked up from a conversation last week or so & it’s got me THINKING…
“PHOTO SHOPPING” … Here’s a little video that I’m sure you’ve seen but will jog your memory…
Every time I watch this it makes me think how many UNREALISTIC forms of media we see on a daily basis. From tv to magazine & even on the internet. People with eating disorders, those who aren’t very happy with themselves or even those with low self esteem that are EXPOSED to these photshopped images on a regular basis… & it turn can be very DANGEROUS! I’m sure you’ve heard things like this before! But things like this really get to me. Here are just a few, quick statistics about eating disorders…
- 1.1 MILLION people in the UK alone are effected by eating disorders.
- People aged 14 to 25 are at the highest risk of an eating disorder.
- 61% of women feel INADEQUATE compared to the images of ‘beauty’ portrayed in the media.
- A lot of MEN also suffer from eating disorders.
Source: Foundationsuk.org & disordered-eating.co.uk
It’s not only eating disorders that occur because of this, but plastic surgery & skin lightening is also a rising concern. All these images & other media give us a false perception of TRUE beauty. I’d rather see a person on a magazine who is NORMAL … Not photoshopped in HALF & those that haven’t had photoshop PLASTIC SURGERY done to various parts of their body. That way we get to celebrate NATURAL beauty. This, I feel, will help everyone be comfortable with their own looks no matter who they are or what they look like. I think EVERYONE should be happy with the way they look… We are all unique individuals & shouldn’t want to look exactly like X, Y & Z who are photoshopped to the max in the media! Having your own IDENTITY is essential because you don’t want to get lost in all this media hype!
Source: News Week
I had a conversation last week which really helped put things in PERSPECTIVE. I’m not sure whether you know or not but the magazine publishing industries may be told to put a photoshop DISCLAIMER onto fashion magazines! Australia’s one of several countries to propose this law! I think this is such a good idea! It will help everyone realise what REAL beauty is. No one is perfect & this is the best way to help young girls overcome many disorders & increase their self esteem at the same time
Even MAKE-UP can be photoshopped onto a models face these days!! I reckon this disclaimer will help all MUAs (make-up artists) show their TALENT & EXPRESS their creativeness! Life would be more interesting that way too! Don’t you think?
Source: Google Images
Remember… IMPERFECTION is PERFECTION dolls! ♥ & YOU are beautiful
I want to KNOW… What do YOU think about fashion magazines having to put a photoshop disclaimer onto the pictures in fashion magazines?!