I admire celebrities who give people a peek into how their photos get so drastically retouched. This is especially key, I think, for people who are role models – whether they like it or not – for young women or men who want to look like them. Letting people see what’s real and what’s not about their bodies can help to give a more realistic view of the world and what is or is not possible (or typical) in terms of bodies.
Take these before/after retouching photos of Britney Spears. In the untouched version, she looks like a healthy woman who is in shape but has a little cellulite (like most women). In the retouched version, she has a dramatically smaller and perkier butt, slimmed down legs, less muscle tone in her legs, and no camel toe.
Why not leave her body as-is? She looks great! I’m happy she released these.
[via Huffington Post]