High School Girls Outraged After Yearbook Pictures Photoshopped To Make Them Look Thinner
By now, photoshop is the norm in the fashion biz, but students at an all-girls school were shocked to find out their yearbook photos were altered to make them look thinner.
One Reddit poster revealed that when she and her classmates got their new student IDs, something just didn't look right. Upon further investigation, they realized their yearbook pictures were photoshopped—some beyond recognition.
I go to an all girls high school and today every senior got a new student ID. We had gotten one in the beginning of the school year and we were all unsure as to why we were given a second. After closer inspection we realized that our photos had be retouched far past smoothing out blemishes. Here is a list of changes made in my photo:
- face smoothing
- skin recoloring
- lip recoloring
- eyebrow smoothing and reshaping
- face thinning
I was outraged! I have a round face that I have grown to love and now I get my photo back with a different face. The new photo no longer even looks like me but rather a prettier twin sister. When we go and have our photos taken we are flat out told that our skin will be retouched to hide blemishes. We are not told, however, that more drastic changes are made.
The female student updated her Reddit post after meeting with her high school and revealed that the edits were not made by the school, but rather the company the school hired to take the photos. The school was not notified or aware that changes would be made and were just as outraged as the students.
According to the Reddit user, her school also promised to make sure the original untouched photos would be printed in the yearbook.
I am proud of my school and what they stand for. To sum it up, I want this issue of photoshopping to get the attention it needs but know that my school has realized that their students do not need to be "corrected".