Fast Fashion Label Boohoo Faces Heat Over ‘Heavily Edited’ Meghan Markle Photos
By Mikelle Leow, 25 Nov 2019
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Online fashion giant Boohoo has praised Meghan Markle for her beauty on social media. The catch? The photos that the brand has been harping on seem heavily airbrushed.
Boohoo’s post reads, “Meghan Markle appreciation post. How stunning is she, though?” Twitter users have chastised the company for fawning over drastically-edited pictures of the Duchess of Sussex instead of celebrating her natural beauty, as it could encourage unhealthy body expectations.
“Super disrespectful to be posting stuff like this when it’s so obviously photoshopped,” one user comments. “She’s so naturally beautiful, but sharing photos that are heavily-edited creates unattainable standards for the young women following you.”
Another Twitter user has shared what appears to be the original version of one of the photos, proving that the image was retouched, with Markle’s features being sharpened and her face being left without a freckle.
The Duchess might not be too happy with the edits if she had seen them too. Back in 2017, she told Allure magazine that her “pet peeve” was when people altered her skin tone and airbrushed her freckles.
No need to photoshop this natural Queen! 💜— AvRoyal 🌌🌠💜💫 (@AvsRoyalSussex) November 19, 2019
"To this day, my pet peeve is when my skin tone is changed and my freckles are airbrushed out of a photo shoot." -Princess Meghan pic.twitter.com/KZkZ0otgtS
Suuuuper disrespectful to be posting stuff like this when it’s so obviously photoshopped. She’s so naturally beautiful, but sharing photos that are heavily edited creates unattainable standards for the young women following you— mmm (@howsitspelled) November 20, 2019
Congrats, you can't even tell these photos are heavily edited and don't even look like her 👏👏— Banana Scribbler (@BananaScribbler) November 22, 2019
Yikes. She’s stunning without all this photoshop. People are so weird.— DS (@dimplodocus) November 20, 2019
[via International Business Times, images via various sources]
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