Here is Jessica Simpson on the new cover of Elle, wearing Lucky Brand Jeans. According to Jezebel.com, there was quite a bit of photoshopping in Jessica’s cover to make her appear more whittled in the waist. We all know that photoshopping is done to celebs for magazines, but we had to stop and think about this comment posted by another blogger, Anna, regarding a similar situation with the Faith Hill photoshoot for Redbook:
In a world where lying, deception, and the fudging of facts has become endemic in everything, all the way up to the highest levels of government, this is yet another example of a fraud being perpetrated on the public… and the public, for the most part, is not yet in on the joke. Magazine-retouching may not be a lie on par with, you know, “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction,” butÔÇª when girls as young as eight are going on the South Beach Diet, teenagers are getting breast implants as graduation gifts, professional women are almost required to fetishize handbags, and everyone is spending way too much godd@mn time figuring out how to pose in a way that will look as good as that friend with the really popular MySpace profile, it’s f*cking wrong. “
Wow. Well when you put it like that… What do our readers think about skinnie minnies like Jessica Simpson being photoshopped to appear even smaller?