Back in June a journalist named Esther Honig asked artists from 25 countries around the world to photoshop her face to adhere to their culture’s standards of beauty. The results were fascinating. Last week, a model named Marie Ospina tried a similar experiment, albeit with the caveat this time that the 21 photoshop experts from around the world she contacted would have to use her plus-sized image as a template.
As she writes, for Bustle:
As most plus-size women know, there are certain repeated phrases thrown around at women of size quite consistently: “You have such a pretty face; if only you lost some weight.” “You’re pretty for a big girl.” And then there are the meaner ones — the porcine similes or the accusations of perpetual sloth or the faux-concern that usually goes something like this: “It’s not that I have a problem with your body, I just worry about your health down the line,” — and the latter one is often a not-so-sly code for, “I do have a problem with your body, so why don’t you do something about it?”
Check out a few above, and the rest here.
For the most part, the results are somewhat subtle, if the manipulations are still obvious. But probably the biggest takeaway here is how horrible some of these “experts” are at using photoshop. Seriously, Canada?