Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Britney does Photoshopping

Kudos to Britney Spears, of all people, for releasing some before and after photos of herself--before and after airbrushing and photoshopping, that is. She's the latest in a trickle of celebrities doing this. It's a commendable effort, even if, as Jezebel rightly points out, the before images are still unrealistic, thanks to makeup, lighting, and other props ordinary women don't have when they look in the mirror.

Still, it's a start, a small stone rippling the surface of the unattainable thin ideal. Me, I'm hoping for the rockslide. Any day now.

1 comment:

Dreaming again said...

I just got a tweet from @drjimsears that they (the doctor's on The Doctor's tv program) gave a woman a scale that tweets her weight ... it gave her weight (which was not an absurd weight!) and the quote "a moment on the hips, a lifetime on the hips"

I'm horrified that the medical community in the media feels humiliation is ok for motivation.