With technology at its peak, it’s no surprise that celebrities, magazines and regular people are taking to digital tools to enhance their assets. Whether it’s making yourself look your best or photoshopping something a little extra onto a mediocre photo, we all seem to fall victim to the retouching phase of posting a photo. And the rich, the famous and the paparazzi are not any more immune to the trend. From terrible Photoshop hack jobs, done by celebrities on their Instagram pages to big fish like Rolling Stone Magazine airbrushing their talent on the cover of their latest issue-- these image snafus are ones for the ages.
Now don’t get me wrong, some of these famed hotties are not to blame for their image blunders, I’ll point my totally judging "You" finger at the people who work for magazines and media outlets for trying to change the celeb's true self. But, there could be more of an outcry once people got wind of what they were doing. While some are blatantly obvious, others took a hot second or two to point out, and one thing’s for sure- none of these celebrities actually look like what they’re portraying. Maybe we should focus on being a little bit more natural these days. Sure, that’ll never happen-- but, one can dream.
12 Jennifer Lawrence
If you don’t think that J Law is one of the most gorgeous and adorable creatures in the world, then I don’t want to know who you are and what’s wrong with your taste in women. But, despite being a natural beauty, the media is constantly trying to Photoshop the star. Perhaps it’s because they think she’s too fair, or too ordinary, or too whatever, but they seem to think it’s okay to take it upon themselves and disfigure this sexy lady. Flare Magazine is one of the culprits. They photoshopped the originality out of not only Jennifer’s neck, waist, hips and face, but just about everything has been slimmed down. Awkward. Let the poor girl be.
11 Katy Perry
I don’t see what was wrong with the original picture of Katy Perry that Rolling Stone took of her… Apparently they thought it was a brilliant idea to take an honest and real picture of the star, enhance her boobs, slim her down a bit, and call it a day. Good on you, Rolling Stone.
10 Avril Lavigne
I like the cover of my magazines with mutilated arms and a random white space… how about you? Maxim is probably one of the biggest culprits when it comes to doctoring their photos so that they can sell a lot of issues. This time they kind of went a wonky route by shaving Avril Lavigne’s arm-- legit, three quarters of it is missing with her arm holding her torso. Who checked these proofs? Literally.
9 Kate Upton
Kate Upton is known for her voluptuousness and trying to change her in any way should be considered sacrilegious. I couldn’t tell you why they would flatten out her stomach and shrink her boobs. Do they even know what men like? Less is not more!
8 Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been through a lot. Can the girl just have one photoshoot that shows her not airbrushed, instead of what they always do to her? Candies has retouched versions of her pics and, although the one after is stellar, we can’t help but notice everything that we love about Brit is missing. Aside from the bruises, every single imperfection is missing: from her tattoos to the butt-lift to her dramatically shrunken waist. Dare I say… LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE.
Alright, so this one you have to look at real carefully-- but the photoshop fail is still there nonetheless. Fergie is stunning, but when the magazine airbrushes her legs to different sizes- we call BS. Look closely, dear readers: her left leg is wider than the right. Not sure what they were going for there, but total fail.
6 Miranda Kerr
Victoria’s Secret called and they’re PO'd that it’s not a secret anymore. Miranda Kerr, the famed model, has taken things to a new level and has been called out for photoshopping her own Instagram pics. I mean, does she need to look any tinier? It’s weird. But don’t let me stop you Miranda… we all know what you’re doing with those fancy pic editing apps on your phone, girl, we see the wavy carpet.
5 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian should get frequent flyer miles for being under public scrutiny. Seriously, we can’t get away from her- but when we can call her out for being a total ass (pun intended) well, I guess that’s okay. Complex Magazine posted an un-edited image of Kim on its website before quickly taking it down and revealing a new photoshopped version of the same pic. It seems that Kim took to a blog entry to say that she doesn’t care if people know she was retouched, that everyone has cellulite, and that just about everyone in the biz gets photoshopped. So I guess we’re just supposed to watch Kim on her high horse forever since, aging doesn’t exist in the world of Photoshop. Got it.
4 Kristen Stewart
I guess Kristen Stewart really does have a mystical presence after all. The former Twilight star was seen on a magazine cover sporting-- get this… one arm. It seems that Kristen’s arm mysteriously disappeared at chest height due to… reasons. Photoshop reasons. Did a vampire get one arm? What’s going on here? Just asking.
3 J-Law - Part Deux
GQ has joined Flare Magazine and has left Jennifer Lawrence completely modified. Just about everything on her body appears slimmer and we’re left here thinking "why?" Who needs a prominent rib cage anyway? Is that something people are attracted to? Is it a thing where people are into skeletons? But either way, this starlet is perfect and we wish that the entertainment and media world would stop trying to make her into something she’s not. Because what she is, is beautiful.
Because the singer isn’t skinny enough? Legit. That’s the only response I have to this development.
1 Justin Bieber
And yes, the Biebs has made it onto our list. Because men need to be altered too. From his abs and well-defined pecs to the size of his manhood, Justin has fallen victim (or has collaborated) with the fact that Hollywood needs to make pretty people prettier. Thankfully, the Biebs tweeted a pic of himself shirtless to his Instagram account and we can see that the Calvin Klein ad was super edited (like we didn’t already know that bulge was enhanced). Give us a break.