Bathing Suits & Models: Target’s Photoshop ApologyBy: Mike Tuttle - March 17, 2014
“These ideals are so unreal that even models and beauty icons can’t meet these standards.”
Target is under fire for an obvious Photoshop fail on their website last week.
The online ad, which advertises a new style of bathing suit for juniors called a “Midkini,” not only shows off the leopard print design, but also an obvious flub.
“Someone decided it would be a good idea to crudely take the erase tool to what looks like a teen model’s hips, arms, and most notably crotch to create a thigh gap,” TIME reported. “It’s sloppy, and demonstrates an unhealthy depiction of a human body all at the same time!”
That’s right. The bathing suit model, although beautiful without any alterations, had some of the extra skin in her armpit and hips removed from the photo by a photo editor.
Lexie and Lindsey Kite, creators of Beauty Redefined, posted a statement on their Facebook page about the controversy.