• Wed, Sep 5 2012

Lady Gaga Photoshopped To Hell And Back In Her “Fame” Video

Lady Gaga The Fame

Lady Gaga has launched a perfume and you’re probably familiar with the corresponding ridiculousness of Lady Gaga doing anything. Anyway, a few months ago, the first spot was released, which availed itself of the inherent artiness of French and “took a fanciful look” at the perfume’s creation. Now, the actual Steven Klein-directed commercial is here:

It looks, unsurprisingly, like any video Klein might direct for Lady Gaga (namely “Alejandro”). So what’s the problem?

An unedited snippet of the video leaked, too:

Which led the internet’s many prodigious gif makers to notice that Gaga has been digitally altered beyond recognition:

Aaaand:

Oh, sure, it’s very stylized and Gaga’s never made any claims of authenticity but the extreme digital slimming doesn’t sit well the singer’s eating disorder activism and championing of health body image. If nothing else, let this be a reminder that nothing is real.

…Provided Gaga’s Vogue cover didn’t make that clear enough, we mean.

(via Styleite)

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  • Danielle

    Gaga can’t be blamed for this. Once the pictures/footage is taken it’s out of her hands entirely. Post production is post production. Period. She has no say or control over the outcome.

  • Monica

    Hahaha, for me is OK. Only a few retouch.

  • Kimber

    I’ve heard that the shots of the men climbing her body… isn’t her body, it’s a statue, supposedly, so that might explain that. But Danielle is right, she doesn’t have control over the editing of this any more than the editing done with her Vogue shoot. Seems a little silly to blame her and not the people editing it. She made a post on her social networking site about how she is photoshopped in magazines, how it has effected her personal body image, and warned her fans against believing that is what she really looks like. She takes as much responsibility for it as she can.