It’s safe to say that the world of celebrity generally doesn’t like fat women. Fat men, meh, they can kind of get away with it but fat women are a big no-no. So, they use photoshop, just like they use photoshop to beef up uber skinny models (so no one complains) and to touch up the skin of a an actress who lives on junk food and ciggies…it’s just the way things work in celebdom.
Which is why the latest outrage over Melissa McCarthy being subjected to a bit of photoshopping to make her look thinner bores us.
It’s not new news people. Build a bridge and get over it OR even better, stop buying publications that use photoshop – if you feel that strongly.
The offending image is a UK poster for new “comedy” movie The Heat in which McCarthy stars with Sandra Bullock. According to The Hollywood Reporter “The actress’ face and neck appear to have been digitally altered in the promo image, revealed Friday, shaving off what some critics estimate to be up to 30 pounds.”
“Nobody is unclear [about] what Melissa McCarthy’s body size is — she’s plus-sized and proud. So why have the designers of this poster done their utmost to Photoshop a good 30 lbs off of McCarthy’s face?” noted British entertainment blog The Shiznit.
“This is one of the worst Photoshop jobs I have ever seen,” the blog continued, “but it’s not just offensively bad craftsmanship — the intention behind it is downright nasty.”
We are way more offended by the seriously crap job the person in charge of photoshop did, it looks like someone has gone a little mental with the soft focus because she doesn’t even look human – more like a plastic blow up doll.
As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.