16 Viral Instagram Photos That These Celebs Pretended Weren't Photoshopped

When fans spot a Photoshopped image, they aren't shy about speaking out about it, and this can lead to insane amounts of embarrassment.

Today, we live in a world where there is enormous pressure placed on women to look perfect. Such high standards are almost unachievable by normal, human women, which often drives girls to do drastic things to make themselves look better. It doesn't help that in so many publications, there's a huge trend of using Photoshop to make people look perfect. This sets a standard that is completely unrealistic, and it can damage people's self-esteem as they try to achieve it and inevitably fail. As if there wasn't enough deceit in the world, what with cosmetic enhancements and procedures, now we have to deal with Photoshopped images as well.

But in many ways, this is just another necessity in life. Especially when it comes to female celebs. Image is everything with these women, and looking perfect is just part of the job. One could make the argument that by Photoshopping their images, they're not being vain; they're just doing the best thing for their brand and image. But if you're going to do this, you can't get caught. When fans spot a Photoshopped image, they aren't shy about speaking out about it, and this can lead to insane amounts of embarrassment. These pictures are a prime example of that.

16 Lindsay Lohan


Lindsay Lohan is one star you'll all recognize, although she's stayed out of the spotlight in recent years. She used to be the talk of the town, especially because of her frequent and very public mental breakdowns. Now she's retreated away a little bit from the public life, although she still has a very active social media presence. She began her career as a child star in movies like The Parent Trap before moving on to a successful pop music career. But as it turns out, Lindsay Lohan isn't very careful when it comes to her Instagram pictures...

This particular Instagram picture is clearly altered. If you look at the door behind her butt, you can see that it's warped way out of normal proportions. That means that somebody altered the picture to make Lindsay Lohan's rear end look fuller, rounder, and bigger. Did she really need to do that? I'm sure her butt looked fine before the Photoshop editing. And how the hell did she not notice the clear evidence?

15 Britney Spears

Britney Spears is another star that needs no introduction. Like Lindsay Lohan, this mega celebrity has had her ups and downs during her life, and is now a lot less in the spotlight than she used to be. She too went through some serious mental health issues, and went through a lot of therapy and rehab back in the day. But now she's healthy and balanced, and she's even reigniting her music career by doing shows all over the world. Her loyal fans love her, and it's easy to see why.

There's no doubt that this photo is pretty hot, but if you look closely, you can see that it has indeed been altered. The curve of her lower back has been "retouched" with Photoshop, as there shouldn't actually be water there. If you look at where the edge of the pool is by her head, it makes no sense that there would be water underneath her back, and not another part of the ledge previously seen.

14 Lady Gaga


Lady Gaga is another huge celebrity these days, and she's known for making quite a strong mark on the music industry. She's never been one to hold back, and she's known for making strong statements, especially fashion statements. She once showed up to a red carpet event wearing a dress made of meat. She's definitely not the person who tries to alter her appearance to fit in with what everyone else considers to be "normal." She goes her own way, and she never apologizes for it.

This is precisely why it's so weird to see Lady Gaga Photoshopping her Instagram pictures. Did she really need to do this? If she doesn't care what people think, then why alter her pictures? As you can see, this picture of her working out has been altered. Just look at the tiles on the ground, and the mirror up above. Looks like she wanted to make herself look slimmer than she actually is.

13 Miranda Kerr


Miranda Kerr is one of the most famous models alive, and definitely one of the most attractive. Her career might be coming to an end, but that still doesn't stop her from landing all kinds of amazing jobs and contracts. She was famously one of Victoria's Secret's most beloved "angels," and she did an amazing job up on that catwalk for countless Victoria's Secret fashion shows. Many people comment on how Miranda Kerr looks like a much younger girl, even though the Australian supermodel is now very much a woman.

She is one of the celebs in this article that has a history of Photoshopping her Instagram pictures. In the past, she has retouched a picture from the Victoria's Secret Fashion show, making her waist appear much slimmer than it was in reality. This picture is another example of that, and she once again retouched her body to make herself appear much slimmer. Look at the pattern of the carpet floor and you will see curves that are not supposed to be there.

12 Ronda Rousey


Ronda Rousey is another massively popular celebrity, although she's definitely not famous for the same reasons as some of the other girls on this list. She's not an actress, a singer, or a reality TV star; she's a fighter. She's made a name for herself for kicking other girls' butts in the octagon as part of the female UFC championships. She's definitely one of the best fighters, but recently she has suffered a few defeats, including one particularly heavy knockout defeat. She's a fighter that definitely makes use of her image, as she's actually very pretty.

Ronda Rousey is another star that has a very active social media presence, and she's constantly posting on her Instagram page. Fans love her, and they often check in every once in a while to see what Ronda Rousey has been posting. But when fans saw this picture, they knew something was wrong. The image on the right is the one that Ronda Rousey posted, but the image on the left is the original image. As you can see, her arm was artificially made to look much smaller.

11 Kylie Jenner


Kylie Jenner is a major celebrity these days, although she is not actually a singer or an actress, or anything, really. She's famous for... well... being famous. She gained fame after the many reality shows and the constant media focus on her sister, Kim Kardashian, and since then she has branched out to really make a name for herself in the entertainment world. Some might even make the case that she is now even more popular than Kim Kardashian. She's most famous for her social media presence, but she also runs her own business that sells cosmetic products and clothing. She's one of the most business-minded Kardashian sisters.

Like Miranda Kerr, she has famously been accused of Photoshopping her Instagram pictures on more than one occasion. She does have a very curvy body, but sometimes it seems a little too curvy to be real, especially in the case of this particular photo. Many have pointed out that her waist seems a little strange, and this is made even more suspicious by the fact that her curtains seem to have a strange, unnatural bend in them.

10 Beyonce


Beyonce, or "Queen B," as she's also known, is one of the biggest musical icons of our generation. She's released countless amazing songs and albums, and she's established herself as a real queen. For such a big star, it's inevitable that there are countless rumors circulating about her, and she always seems to be in the news for some reason or other. She's married to Jay-Z, and together they make one of the most powerful couples in the entertainment industry. Her body is a thing of beauty, and it's only surpassed by her talent and ability in regards to her music.

This particular photo was posted on her Instagram feed, and it probably didn't get the kind of attention Beyonce was hoping for. That's not to say no one saw it – quite the opposite. Millions of people saw the picture, but most of them noticed some suspicious evidence of a possible Photoshop edit. Look at the curtain behind her, and the way it curves unnaturally. This might be evidence of Beyonce giving herself an artificial "hourglass" shape.

9 Khloe Kardashian


Khloe Kardashian is another frequently talked about social media icon, and she's in the news almost as much as her sisters. Like Kim and Kylie, Khloe gained fame as a result of the media's attention on her family, and she was featured in several reality TV shows that were quite popular. She's one of the most independent sisters, and she's never afraid to speak out whenever possible. Her romances and relationships have been the subject of much gossip and rumor, and she's definitely one of the more adventurous Kardashian sisters.

This particular photo sparked gossip and rumors once again, but probably not in a good way. She posted this to her Instagram, and she's showing off those rock hard abs she's worked so hard on. But many of her fans spotted something strange in this picture. It's hard to see at first, but there is a slight curve in the door by her left leg that probably shouldn't be there. Things like this make us wonder whether those abs are even real...

8 Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is another massive star, and she's an undeniable talent in the music industry. In the past, she has had run-ins with Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, which weren't exactly amicable. But Taylor Swift is trying to put all that behind her and concentrate on her career, which is going exceedingly well. Known for her singing talent as well as her model-like beauty, Taylor Swift has an entire army of fans, and she is extremely popular these days.

Like many stars these days, Taylor Swift has a very active social media presence, especially in regards to her Instagram account. People love to check in on this major star to see what she's been up to. And she always makes sure to post interesting pictures of her hanging out with her friends. But this one particular picture left many fans scratching their heads. Why was there a massive curve in the railing behind them? Looks like something was Photoshopped...

7 Kim Kardashian


An article like this wouldn't be complete without the queen of social media, Kim Kardashian. She's pretty much the Marilyn Monroe of our generation; that's how much she's talked about all the time. Although, recently, it seems like Kim Kardashian is less of a talking point than she once was. No doubt a major scandal or controversy will appear to put her back in the headlines soon enough. She's famous for just being herself, and she's appeared on numerous reality TV shows that center around her life.

Her Instagram and social media presence is pretty legendary. She definitely knows how to use these tools to her advantage, and has posted countless viral pictures. With so many people viewing these pictures, someone is bound to notice when things seem a little... off. If you look closely at the left side of Kim Kardashian, you'll see that the tiles bend in a strange way. It's obvious the picture has been retouched.

6 Kris Jenner & Gordon Ramsay


Both Gordon Ramsay and Kris Jenner are massive stars, but both share the same passion – cooking. Gordon Ramsay might be better known for this skill, but Kris Jenner is also making a name for herself in this department with the release of a new cookbook. Gordon Ramsay and her got together for a photo in order to promote this new book, and it was a pretty nice moment. Gordon Ramsay is of course not really famous for "nice moments," as he's made a name for himself for being the quintessential "angry chef," swearing and raging at incompetent cooks on reality TV.

Kris Jenner is considered by many to be the mastermind of the Kardashian family fame. She's basically the manager and agent of her daughters, and it's thanks to her that their various endeavors have been so successful. Kris is no stranger to the power of social media, and she uses it herself to great success. But even she was caught Photoshopping herself with this Instagram picture, and it's quite obvious that both faces have been heavily airbrushed.

5 Ariana Grande


Arian Grande is another name I'm sure all of you are familiar with. Over the years, she's established herself as one of the biggest names in the pop music industry, with countless hits and a huge number of fans. She does concerts all over the world, and they're almost always sold out. Recently, she did a concert in Manchester, England, where a terrorist attack took place, killing and injuring many innocent people. It was a sad end to what is usually a very entertaining night with Ariana Grande on stage.

Ariana Grande is another celebrity with a massive following on social media. This is especially the case with Instagram, where Ariana Grande posts many fun and interesting pictures to promote her amazing career. But this particular photo got a lot of people talking. There seems to be something wrong with her hand – it's way too big. People see this as evidence that Photoshop was used in order to make Ariana's body seem bigger and fuller in certain places...

4 Selena Gomez


Selena Gomez is a simply massive name right now in the pop music industry, and pretty much everyone on the face of the Earth knows her name. She's definitely a very memorable face, and her beauty is only surpassed by her singing talent and musical ability. Over the years, she's blossomed from a child star into a huge musical icon, and she's released countless hits over the years. She recently made headlines after she received a kidney transplant from her friend. She has lupus. But she makes headlines all the time, not just because of her illnesses. She's been involved romantically with a fair few other celebrities.

This particular photo was posted on Instagram, a social media platform that the star uses consistently. She has amassed quite a large following, and her fans love seeing all kinds of pictures of her doing things in her day-to-day life. But this particular photo got people talking for perhaps the wrong reasons. As you can see, there is a very suspicious bend in the background behind her. Many people have suggested that this is evidence of Photoshop being used to make her hair appear "fuller."

3 Mariah Carey


Mariah Carey is another very popular celebrity who has been in the headlines for many years now. She's been around for ages, but that hasn't stopped her from continuing her career in stunning fashion. She's never been one to stray away from controversy, and she's been the subject of tons of gossip and rumors. Despite this, she has a loyal following of fans, and is one of the most popular celebrities today. She's known for throwing lavish parties and inviting all the big names to come and blow off some steam at her house.

Here's a couple pictures from one of her concerts a while back. Can you guess which one is real? That's right, one of these pictures has been clearly "touched up" with Photoshop. It seems that Mariah Carey isn't quite satisfied with her body, because she made her body much slimmer in one of these pictures she posted to her Instagram. That's right, the one on the left is actually Photoshopped.

2 Beyonce (Again)


Beyonce has been caught Photoshopping her images on more than one occasion. This one is so bad that we just had to include it, even though we've already given Beyonce her fair share of attention in this article. A big craze among women is the so-called "thigh gap." That's the small gap between the two thighs, and it's supposed to be the mark of real beauty. But some women's bodies just aren't built that way, and that's nothing to be ashamed of. In the case of Beyonce, she obviously didn't have a thigh gap, but wanted to make people think she did.

That's why she actually Photoshopped this Instagram picture of her walking down some stairs. If you look closely, you can see the stair between her legs (the highest one) is very wonky indeed. It doesn't even line up with the step on either side of her... This is pretty sad, because I'm pretty sure every single one of Beyonce's fans would love her all the same even if she didn't have a thigh gap.

1 Kourtney Kardashian


Kourtney Kardashian is often the Kardashian sister who gets the least attention, but she's still very much a famous celebrity. She also has a strong presence on social media, especially Instagram. Kourtney Kardashian is known for appearing frequently on the reality shows her sisters are so frequently featured on, and many of the viewers loved her strong personality and her natural charm. She's also famous for being a great mother, and she's definitely one of the most mature Kardashian sisters.

But when she posted this picture of her and her friend posing for a selfie, a lot of questions were raised. Almost as soon as this picture went up on Instagram, people starting commenting about how weird her armpit looked. That does not look like a natural armpit, and it's pretty obvious that this picture was altered in some way. Most people think that it's a result of her trying to make her arm look smaller than it actually is.


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