Tuesday, April 8, 2014

An Anti-Photoshop Pop Star!

Yes, you read that title correctly. A current pop star recently went on Twitter to call out some touched up photos of herself. Lorde is a teenage pop singer from New Zealand. Her first hit "Royals" was all over the radio and her follow up single is doing just as well. She recently tweeted these two photos of herself from the exact same event.


She added

 " i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)"

As the mother of 2 young girls I find this so refreshing. Everywhere my girls look there are overly photoshopped photos giving my girls the impression that only perfection is acceptable in our society. Photoshopping images has gotten so out of hand that Target was recently in hot water for having this picture in an ad. 

Talk about unrealistic expectations! 

So now besides loving Lorde's music (it's a really great album) I love the message she is putting out there. Instead of insisting on photoshopped images, she is speaking out against them and is proud of the real her. 

What's your take on Lorde's anti-photoshop perspective?

2 comments:

  1. Lorde made a good decision on calling out the photoshop. Today so many young children and teens look at the media for fashion, inspiration, and so much more. They look at the media to inspire them on how to look, act, and what to wear. Unfortunately, today the media is lying to them by using photoshop. It's really sad and it definitely needs to stop. It causes a lot of damage to all these young children and teens. Teens and young children are looking at these models and celebrities and wanting to look like them but in reality, it is unrealistic because the models and celebrities are using photoshop to appear perfect. Nobody is perfect and it shouldn't be inspiration to anyone. Society puts it out there that if you don't look like these celebrities and models, then you don't fit it and are not beautiful. Nobody who is real will look like someone who is photoshopped!! Today so many teens and young adults that have had only the photoshopped celebrities and models to look up to for inspiration are struggling in life with self-image problems, confidence problems, eating disorders, and depression. It needs to change before the next generation of children, preteens and teenagers see it. More people need to speak out about this before it is too late. Make a change in our society! Everyone is beautiful just the way they are!!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting Ashley! You are so right! I love that Lorde reminded us that everyone has flaws and that it okay.

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