You've definitely seen retouched pictures of celebrities, but what about unretouched celebrity pictures? It's impossible to go through a supermarket line without seeing at least one glossy, fabulous lifestyle magazine featuring an unrealistically attractive celebrity flashing a bright, white grin at you. Obviously, your first thought is usually, "Wow, he/she is hot." But unfortunately, your second thought is usually, "Wow, I could never look like that." Thus is the psychological effect of media "airbrushing" on our perceptions of what beautiful male and female humans should look like.
Some celebrities have taken it upon themselves to expose this important issue by leaking unretouched photos of themselves from previous photoshoots. Other celebrities, however, have been unwilling participants in this anti-Photoshop crusade, and have seen their unretouched pictures leaked online by militant media critics and ardent fans. In most cases, the celebrity pics are met with a collective shrug and a general consensus that the celebrities are still hot, even without Photoshop. But other times, the nonphotoshopped images and pictures of celebrities without makeup cause actual controversies, as in the case of the Great Beyonce Leak of 2015.
Many people think these pictures of celebrities unretouched are humanizing, even when they still look unrealistically beautiful. For instance, it's nice to be reminded that Madonna isn't as ageless as we thought, or that Britney Spears still has her tramp stamp after all of these years. Plus, there's always an element of bravery in releasing untouched photos of yourself, whether you're stunningly attractive or not.How do you feel about unretouched celebrity pics? Let us know in the comments section!
BritBrit released unretouched pics from a 2010 Candie's campaign to demonstrate the pressure put on women by the media to look perfect. The non-airbrushed pics revealed that she had been significantly slimmed down and that her back tattoo had been removed.
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The Beyhive went cuckoo in early 2015 when a Beyoncé fan site released unretouched photos of Beyoncé in her natural, true-to-life form. The photos were from a 2013 L'Oreal campaign - you can see the finished ad on the right. So she has some blemishes... who cares?
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America
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Her Madgesty lost a bit of her regality when un-retouched photos from Interview magazine leaked online in 2010. Maybe she's not as ageless as we think.
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
Profession: Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
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Annoyed with OK! magazine's obvious Photoshopping of her post-baby body in 2010 (at right above), the new mom released un-retouched photos to the media to give a more realistic impression of what she looked like.
Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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