Ugly Betty becomes Skinny Betty for the cover of Glamour
In the world of digital image manipulation there are two types of Photoshop users: those who use it like an artist uses a brush, and those who use it like a 1st grader uses glue to paste cutouts on a worksheet. In today's lesson, we'll be talking about the 1st grader.
Take a look at the image of Ugly Betty's America Ferrera from the cover of October's Glamour magazine. Many reports are saying that America's head has been sloppily pasted to a thinner woman's body. From the most recent image of America on the left, it certainly looks like a digital imaging hash job. The head seems a bit off kilter. And, take a look at her neck. Isn't it just a tad thinner and longer than we are used to seeing?
Also, take a look at Ferrera's arms on that cover. Maybe it was the way the shot was taken (which, if done with a normal camera, was not done well), but they look extremely thin. Compare them to what you see in the other image. There's definitely a lot more meat to them than the Glamour cover shows.
Of course, the magazine is denying that any digital manipulation has occurred. Emails sent out to angry readers by Reader Services are saying that the picture is really that of America Ferrara and that she is a smaller size on her bottom (6/8) and a larger size on her top (10). Sorry, but the image I see looks a lot more even than that!
Look, if Glamour did digitally manipulate the image to sell magazines they made a mistake. They would have sold more magazines if they put America and her average-sized body on the cover. That's because women are tired of seeing pictures of practically emaciated women on the front of their magazines. They want to see average-sized women like themselves. Here's hoping that Glamour, or America herself, respond to these allegations.
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