"My body is a size 8, not a size 4"

news Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 05:30

The News Minute| September 4, 2014| 04.45 pm

Photoshop has overcome our world and reality for one. Controversies over photo shopping images of actors and models are not new. Magazines are well-known for retouching images of their models to make them “thinner” and “better looking”

An Australian model Meaghan Kausman recently has raised her voice against magazine Fella Swim over retouching her photos. Even though the magazine has apologized, she has initiated a discussion on how society is made to believe that “thinner is better”, said RYOT. "My body is a size 8, not a size 4," she said. 

The model uploaded the original and the retouched images on Instagram and said,

"Making art is my passion. Creating beautiful photos and meeting inspiring people has really given me a new lease on life. I recently did a photoshoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, @seagypsea_photography Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty. This morning I was extremely shocked to see that Fella Swim had uploaded a photoshopped version of Pip’s original photo to their Instagram page. They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That’s my body! I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that “thinner is better”. All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman’s body to make it look thinner. EVER!



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