Monday, February 04, 2008

Mamas, make sure your daughters see this one

Here's the short version: Somehow, the proprietors of got hold of one of the "before" pictures of the Redbook cover shot of Faith Hill. They put it together with the actual cover, in an animated GIF that cycles back and forth between the two images. Their brilliant title? Photoshop of Horrors.

I'm sure I'm not telling you anything new by noting that magazines retouch their cover photos, but this is a great illustration of fashion fascists and their twisted beliefs about female beauty. The changes to Faith's eyes and mouth erase her humanity, and the changes to her arm are flat-out disgusting. Be sure to follow the "update" links below the picture, as well. The "numerically-annotated" sidebar is a marvel of righteous satire.

The one good thing about this: The longer you watch the image toggling, the more appealing you find the "before" picture. I believe I speak for all straight men on this one.

What's that? Women have other things on their minds besides making themselves attractive to me? Ah, g'wan.

Nice work, Jezebel.


Beth said...

Thanks for posting this. Although I shouldn't give a rip about celebrity before and after pictures, seeing this made me feel good.

Alastair said...

Heh, that's nothing.

(Link above is to a friend's site, BTW)