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Sorry Internet: This ASOS Model Isn’t The Victim Of Bad Photoshop, That’s Just How Her Boobs Look

Sorry Internet: This ASOS Model Isn't The Victim Of Bad Photoshop, That's Just How Her Boobs Look

We here at The Gloss are strong advocates of calling out bad photoshop. After all, not only is it often hilarious, it can also be detrimental to viewers’ perspectives on what a body is “supposed’ to look like, particularly in the world of modeling. Everyone from Kate Upton to the cast of Pretty Little Liars to J. Crew models have been sliced and diced with the virtual knife, so it makes sense to make fun of (and analyze) how bad those hack jobs are. However, College Humor opted to make fun of a photoshop job and inadvertently wound up insulting a model’s breast instead.

A post titled “Looks Like This Ad Forgot to Photoshop the Other Boob” is up on their site right now and honestly, it’s kind of a bummer. The text of the post simply reads, “When learning photoshop, that dude was only half-listening.” Unfortunately, it looks like the writer (youfound404 on Reddit, whose original post was shared by College Humor on their website) was only half-reading–yes, that’s a terrible joke, but it is accurate nonetheless. An incredibly quick search could have revealed that the above photo does not involve bad photoshop; that is just how the model’s breasts are.

It sucks that neither the poster nor College Humor decided to simply search through ASOS to see a different photo of the model in question. In multiple photos, her breasts look the same (an analysis I feel creepy making, but boobs are boobs and I have them, too, and it’s not all that weird when you remember they’re just another body part). It could have to do with the particular lighting they put on her that entire photo shoot’s day, or her breasts could just be slightly asymmetrical like so many other women’s. It is not a negative thing; even Jennifer Lawrence has said hers are uneven. So are mine, and so are millions of other women’s. Buuuut that’s not really the point here.

The point is that instead of just trying to figure out if their observation was correct–a determination that would’ve been profoundly simple and quick–neither did so, and instead said that a lady’s breasts are such a way that they must be photoshopped. Other sites that have picked it up, such as UsVs.Th3m and Over3000, also neglected to just check out the model’s other photos on site. Instead, they gave some quick lulz of agreement, and that was it. Cool. And while I realize that the Reddit post is the original incorrect one, I guess I just expected a giant site like College Humor to have done some checking before sharing it.

I don’t think anybody intentionally meant to accuse a woman’s natural body of being photoshopped badly; that was obviously not why they posted this in the first place. Still, it would be like posting a photo of a plus-size model and saying, “Can you BELIEVE they photoshopped this girl to look like this?!?!” simply because the picture included a feature the viewer did not want to acknowledge as natural. C’mon, Internet–I love your ability to shame stupid companies for stupid photoshop, but be a little more careful por favor.

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  • Alana Vincenza

    Ooof, hoping this model doesn’t take all of this seriously. Your boobs are just fine, girl!

    • Samantha Escobar

      Oh yeah. Boobs are all different shapes and sizes and being deemed a photoshop fail implies that they aren’t. Siiiigh.

  • Heather C

    It’s the angled pose that makes her one boob look bigger.

  • yikes

    I honestly can’t tell cos there’s nothing natural looking about that photo. I dunno what they did to her torso, but it’s a twisted, photoshopped mess.

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  • becksss

    An incredibly quick search could *of* revealed that…

    For real??

    • Samantha Escobar

      I am human and messed up writing something. FOR REAL.

      (Or, yes, I’m a fucking idiot who no longer deserves to write because of a grammatical error.)

    • becksss

      I just didn’t think it was too much to ask for someone who writes for a living to have a basic knowledge of grammar. That used to be a pretty basic requirement.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Shockingly, I do have a basic knowledge of grammar. Do you think people who do math for a career never make errors while calculating? Do professional athletes never trip, falter or accidentally pass the ball to the wrong team? People make mistakes, even when they do something for a living; you’re presumably an adult, albeit a petty one, and you should realize that.

      Obviously, I realize the difference between “have” and “of,” but I also recognize that you’re being a pretentious and pendantic college freshman who think they are inherently better at writing due to catching random mistakes. Let me guess–you’re one of those kids who actually corrects people who accidentally misuse “your” and “you’re” simply because they’re typing quickly? Good for you! Multiple Internet points, dear! I hope you feel very, very intelligent this morning!

    • becksss

      Okay, I get your point, apologies. My annoyance is more at the fact that this doesn’t seem to have been proof-read, by you or an editor or whomever. And I’m not irrationally irritated by your one mistake – it’s more frustration that I keep seeing this wherever I go on the internet, a seeming absence of editing or proof-reading, and it makes me despair.

    • Christopher Humber

      “People who do math for a career”…these people are called mathematicians. Keep practicing, you’ll have a full vocabulary in no time!!!!111!!!!1

    • Samantha Escobar

      NEVERRRRR.

    • Penelope

      I saw that too #cringe

    • Samantha Escobar

      Like I said, I no longer deserve to write. TAKE ME AWAY and/or SHOOT ME IN THE PROVERBIAL FACE.

    • Kevin949

      I’m glad you recognize what needs to be done in this situation.

    • Samantha Escobar

      I’m glad you’re clicking on my articles and paying my salary, too.

      XO

    • Kevin949

      :)

    • Samantha Escobar

      xo x2

    • Sacancer Escobarn

      You’d think you would be a little more professional about the situation and not become a fucking bitch because someone pointed it out.

    • Samantha Escobar

      NEVERRRRRRR.

    • http://flockeoseagulls.flavors.me/ Frances “Librle” Locke

      You are oh SO cool for pointing out minor typos on the Internet! Please tell me how I can be as cool as you!

  • RC

    “I guess I just expected a giant site like College Humor to have done some checking before sharing it.” Because they’re known for fact checking Photoshop shaming posts?

  • Eric

    The intention wasn’t to call out someone’s body and had no intentional shots at the model. Proving this in an article is great enough, shaming the person(s) involved is a little classless.