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#1 JEN

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Posted September 24, 2009 - 03:29 PM

A new law that would require airbrushed images to contain a disclaimer is gaining popularity in the French Parliament, according to the Telegraph.

Politicians who support the law claim digitally enhanced images portraying unrealistic beauty are to blame for body and self esteem issues in adolescents.

Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer released a statement with the bill saying:

These photos can lead people to believe in a reality that does not actually exist, and have a detrimental effect on adolescents. Many young people, particularly girls, do not know the difference between the virtual and reality, and can develop complexes from a very young age.

Boyer is joined by 50 other French politicians who support the required text, which would read “Photograph retouched to modify the physical appearance of a person.”


Excellent question, no?

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Posted September 24, 2009 - 03:52 PM

Nope...if you get depressed looking at good looking people, the problem isn't the photo, its you.
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Posted September 24, 2009 - 03:52 PM

No way banned, but hmmm, if they had a fine print at the bottom saying it was airbrushed and isht that might be good. I mean, all pics have to go through photoshop and other programs like that before becoming ads right, just have this disclaimer for those that are fixed up pretty well.

Might be a good idea, wondering how exactly it would work

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Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:43 PM

Right on LaLa!!!

Legislating the world to death over personal psychological issues does nothing but bring down the healthy to the ill level.

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Posted September 25, 2009 - 12:13 AM

Ahaha. Nope.
The point is not to banned the photoshop manipulation from every journal.
The point is that they want to put an advice like " Hey look, this image is photoshopped".

To me, this last point is good.
I've seen too many ugly duckling turned into supa dupa hottie role models for teen agers, they should know that what they're looking it's a total fake.
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Posted October 07, 2009 - 07:10 PM

Regarding the topic of over-photoshopping:

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In recent years an ongoing debate has brewed over advertisers and fashion magazines using photographs, particularly photographs of women, that have seemingly been altered, or "retouched," by airbrushing and photo editing software such as Photoshop. The latest such image to cause an uproar is one featured in a new Ralph Lauren advertisement that shows a model, Filippa Hamilton, so emaciated that her waist actually appears to be smaller than her head.

On September 29th, Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin posted the ad, which originally appeared on a blog dedicated to pointing out suspected retouched images called Photoshop Disasters, with the comment, "Dude, her head's bigger than her pelvis." Ralph Lauren responded by filing a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint against Boing Boing and Photoshop Disasters, claiming that their use of the image was a copyright infringement that fell outside of the Fair Use laws which allow the media to reproduce creative content for the purposes of commentary and criticism.

The Internet service provider hosting Photoshop Disasters (Google Blogspot) deleted the post containing the image, while Boing Boing's (Canada's Priority Colo.) did not. In response, Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow issued a stern warning to Ralph Lauren yesterday on the website, saying that the company's attempt to silence their criticism has only inspired them to step up their efforts in the future:

"Copyright law doesn't give you the right to threaten your critics for pointing out the problems with your offerings. You should know better. And every time you threaten to sue us over stuff like this, we will:

a) Reproduce the original criticism, making damned sure that all our readers get a good, long look at it, and;

B) Publish your spurious legal threat along with copious mockery, so that it becomes highly ranked in search engines where other people you threaten can find it and take heart; and

c) Offer nourishing soup and sandwiches to your models."

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That looks...disgusting.

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Posted October 07, 2009 - 11:59 PM

That looks...disgusting.


No kidding...

Her waist is non-existent and why would anyone find it attractive?

I don't really have the problem with photoshopped ads regarding cosmetics but stuff like this really sends the wrong message out to people.

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There's nothing wrong with her body for them to make a negative sized waist.

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Posted October 08, 2009 - 06:11 AM

Wait are those non-Photoshopped? Because everything looks natural. :laughing: If so, then what in the world?!

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Posted October 08, 2009 - 07:22 AM

Over photoshopped should have a warning signal meanwhile bad photoshopped images should be banned from this world, this dimension, this reality
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Posted October 08, 2009 - 08:12 AM

This model is already skinny - but at the same time she still looks healthy.

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The picture from the article is like severe photoshop. :angry:

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Posted October 08, 2009 - 08:40 AM

yes, the government should regulate everything we do in life. That's just the best way to do things. Ask Obama.
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Posted October 09, 2009 - 02:24 PM

hey. now i don't have any chances in hooking up with a pretty lady. i photoshop my photos like big time

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Posted October 15, 2009 - 06:45 PM

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Photoshopped Ralph Lauren Model Fired For Being Fat

NEW YORK - A former Ralph Lauren model photographed for an advertisement image that was digitally altered and roundly criticized says she was fired because she was "too large."

Filippa Hamilton told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that she was hurt when Polo Ralph Lauren let her go in April by saying she did not "meet the obligations under her contract." The terms are confidential.

The company says the model's digitally altered image was displayed by mistake last week in Japan. The photo depicts a freakishly skinny and out-of-proportion Hamilton.

Hamilton says she's going public because she doesn't want young women to think it's normal to look emaciated. She says she's 5 feet 10, weighs 120 pounds and wears a size 4.


wow that makes me mad. <_<

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Posted October 15, 2009 - 07:18 PM

the [expletive]?? she's already skinny as [expletive]. wow

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Posted October 16, 2009 - 10:32 AM

wow that makes me mad. <_<

why? she voluntarily entered an industry where her job performance was gauged on her looks (including weight). She failed to live up to those standards and was let go.

Do you have issues if LT is cut because he can no longer run a 4.40 on the 40 yard, or if Jason Kapano is let go because his 3pt shooting dips to 15%? That model is no different from a pro athlete.

I'm not saying this isn't superficial or making a moral judgment. It's business. That model knew exactly what industry she's getting into. She's made what? $1, 2, 3, million from Polo? Lose weight or find a regular job like the rest of us. Then you can eat all the krispy kreme you want.
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Posted October 16, 2009 - 12:09 PM

Point is she wasn't fat and she looked pretty good, don't need to look like that pic with the nonexistent waist.

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Posted October 16, 2009 - 12:23 PM

ralph lauren model shouldn't be doing modeling without a photoshop clause in her contract if she wants to get butthurt about it.

cant blame her obviously for them trimming her down so much, but for this to be a big deal and people getting upset about it, she's the one that never said no to ralph lauren being allowed to photoshop her picture.




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