We’ve all known for a while that photoshop was a crazy weird tool that makes people (girls, mostly) turn into something inhuman looking and then society calls it “pretty”. Many celebs have spoken out against photoshop. But the practice remains a standard as evidenced by pretty much every magazine cover or billboard ever.
I recently listened to a sermon that talked about this culture we’ve created of only “sharing” the best (and usually most fake) pictures of ourselves which, I believe, was born in part due to the “photoshop norm”. You can check out the sermon here.(Side note: It’s part 8 of a 10 part series, all of which are worth a listen. If you’re limited on time, try #2 and #5 and #8).
The pastor in the sermon said that he found a video of turning a pizza into a girl with photoshop, which I could not believe so I found it.
Anyways, I’m very guilty of succumbing to the “photoshop culture” so here’s a picture of what I really look like. I was appalled when this picture was posted on social media and swiftly untagged myself but now here it is.