What hath she wrought?  Spanx inventor Sara Blakely attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World back in 2012.

What hath she wrought? Spanx inventor Sara Blakely attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME’S 100 Most Influential People In The World back in 2012.

We see Photoshop everywhere: in magazines, on album artwork, in major fashion and beauty campaigns, on movie posters and even in our friends’ selfies on Facebook. But few places are more reliable for bottom of the barrel retouching than online stores: sometimes it’s just a few slices off the abdomen for slimming, sometimes the slicing and dicing results in irregular growths, sometimes the humanity is scrubbed away completely and sometimes people just be aliens.

Today’s entry in the bad Photoshop canon is of the “scrubbing away” variety, when bodies are so smoothed, so buffed, so slenderized that they… no longer resemble human bodies:

photoshop of horrors shapewear bad photoshopHas Photoshop become so pervasive that they don’t think we notice anymore? That we can’t tell the difference between an actual photograph of a real human being and… whatever this is?

The first obvious problem here, of course, is the shapewear is has been grafted on and there isn’t a single recognizable human feature beneath any of it. But as your eye moves up, you also wonder: where is the rest of this poor person’s torso?

(via Photoshop Disasters)