Old Navy Photoshops “Thigh Gap” But Has ExplanationBy: Alexandria Sardam - March 18, 2014
Target has been under constant scrutiny since the major credit card breach that happened around Thanksgiving last year.
On December 19th, the store announced that the criminals behind the credit card breach gained access to customer information the day before Thanksgiving on Black Friday and maintained it until December 15.
It seems the store just can’t get a break with the big photoshop bomb that dropped last week drawing even more criticism towards the retail chain.
Being criticized for deliberately photoshopping a model’s “thigh gap” and making an already skinny model even skinnier hasn’t made things easy for Target.
Now, a week after the horrendous photoshop seen around the web, it’s looking like some heat might be taken off Target. Sort of.
Old Navy is now the latest company to be accused of digitally erasing the upper-part of the model’s thighs, creating the recently highlighted “thigh gap.” It turns out that the models that are being photoshopped aren’t actually humans. The models are plus-size mannequins and yes, they have been photoshopped, but not to allude a skinnier body.
While the altercation is nowhere near as disturbing as the Target bikini photoshop job, the Old Navy jean pics are still causing a lot of conversation. Are these popular chains aiming to make the “thigh gap” the new norm for women?
But before you get your pants in a twist (see what I did there) Old Navy does have an explanation for the photo magic.
“At Old Navy we strive to show our customers the most accurate representation of how product fits the body. This includes pinning garments on body forms to show how they will actually appear. While we do remove these pins in post-production, we do not use any photo-altering techniques to deliberately distort the actual look or fit of our product.”
What do you think about the ads? Do you believe Old Navy’s statement and what are your feelings on the new “thigh gap” trend?
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