We don’t have to wait too long for a Photoshop controversy. Normally when the monthly magazines come out, there is one that makes everyone stop and wonder, “What the heck did they do with the airbrush tool?” Add celebrities’ attempts to retouch their own photos and new ad campaigns and it seems like there is always some Photoshop mystery where everyone is trying to figure out what happened to the final image.
Khloe Kardashian unveiled her new Complex magazine cover on Instagram yesterday. While many commenters said she looked fit and fantastic on the cover, many were discussing how much it was retouched. Khloe posted a side-by-side comparison and the following response for the people discussing the cover’s Photoshop use:
“This one is for all the troll haters out there that cannot seem to give me an ounce of credit for my daily workouts! The image on the left is an unretouched photo from the actual camera on the day of the shoot. The image on the right is the retouched photo. Yes skin is smooth and shadows are removed but I still think I look good on the left image. Flaws and all. hi hater!!! Click on it… I know you want to.”
Some celebrities respond to retouching controversies like Khloe with before-and-after comparisons, while others choose to remain silent. Either way, people are still talking about the images.
Take a look at recent photos that have sparked Photoshop controversies:
You weren’t entirely sure whether this was Photoshop or one of those “fun” photo effects that no one ever uses. All you know for sure is that whatever Woman’s Day did here, they made the gorgeous Kate Middleton look like a zombie.
Practically right after Justin Bieber‘s Calvin Klein ads were released, people were slapping them with the “Photoshop” sticker. It was claimed that he was bulked up and that they even had to add body hair on him. There there were the supposed before-and-afters:
Many fans were shocked to see that this was meant to be Kerry Washington the cover of the March 2015 issue of InStyle. She looked like the white version of herself on the cover. After numerous people commented that her skin was lightened, InStyle responded saying that they did not lighten her skin and that the change in appearance was probably from their cover lightening, and they were sorry for the upset it caused.
Instead of talking about how gorgeous Lily James‘ blue dress was in Cinderella, all people could focus on was her teeny tiny waist. Lily has repeatedly stated that it wasn’t digitally enhanced, it was just a very tight corset, but that only increased the discussion about it.
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Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to an Instagram Photoshop controversy. Check out the evidence here, here and here. She really should just stay off Instagram for awhile or stop retouching her photos. She really couldn’t deny retouching in this photo when the door is warped like that.
“What the heck did they do to her face?” was the reaction most people had to Reese Witherspoon‘s InStyle May 2015 subscriber’s cover. It looked like they had virtually injected her face with a lot of bad filler. This was another Photoshop fail for InStyle shortly after the whitewashed Kerry Washington cover.
Prince George may have just turned two but he’s already been the subject of a Photoshop scandal. On an Us Weekly magazine cover, George looked different compared to the original photograph everyone had seen countless times. His lips were redder and his eyes appeared lighter.
8. Britney Spears Britney Spears has been at the center of a few recent Photoshop debates. Of course when any celebrity poses on a fitness magazine people are already going to have the Photoshop sticker out. It wasn’t just Britney’s body that people thought may have been retouched on this Women’s Health cover, they were also wondering what was up with her face.