TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote SocialTimes AllFacebook FishbowlNY FishbowlDC PRNewser 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Ralph Lauren Gets a Bit Overzealous with Photoshop

ralphlauren1.jpg

The same day we reported that the UK and France were pushing legislation to help eradicate altered images in ads aimed at the kids, BoingBoing posted the startling Ralph Lauren shot above.

Fashion disaster aside, uber-thin model Filippa Hamilton as Yahoo’s Shine blog puts it is “so emaciated that her waist actually appears to be smaller than her head.” Apparently, Ralph Lauren didn’t get all the backlash and went so far as to file a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) complaint against BoingBoing and Photoshop Disasters, the original poster, for using the image.

While AdAge reports that German pub Brigitte is supplanting models for “real women”, it seems the problem is still rampant here and in Europe, which pushes out ads such as this. As one commenter on BoingBoing puts it, it seems the “[Photoshop] body dysmorphic filter” is “all the rage in teenie mags.” Jezebel editor-in-chief Anna Holmes meanwhile tells Yahoo, “I don’t see any point in retouching anymore…The cat’s out of the bag.”

Parliament liberal democrat Jo Swinson must be working overtime to fast-track her legislation.

More: “Beyonce’s Russian Magazine Covers: Ugh

Mediabistro Course

Here Are All the Black People

Here Are All the Black PeopleOn September 24, land your dream job in advertising and design at the premier multicultural career fair taking place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. Workshop your portfolio, attend mentoring sessions, learn from industry leaders, network with your peers, and most importantly, launch your career. Register now!