- Xavier Belvemont
- United Kingdom
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Force Magazines/Newspapers to disclaim exactly how much photoshopping a picture has undergone + show unedited pictures of the editors..
In this day and age we face a substantial societal problem concerning our own body images and much of it revolves around the media/entertainment industry forcing (both men and women) into a direction of never being happy with their looks and forever attempting to reach a photoshop perfection that doesn't exist,
leading to further issues when the guaranteed failure happens.
Not only are we bombarded with endless images of 'what we should look like' and 'what is attractive', but the celebrities themselves find themselves under immense pressure to maintain an almost impossible standard incase a magazine catches them looking like a normal human and is endlessly ridiculed for it.
We aren't happy because we can't be 'perfect', the celebrities aren't happy because they can't be 'perfect' either but have to make themselves appear it without rest....But the people who are dictating all of this (The photographers and editors) are (in experience and not just lashing out..) some of the least attractive and/or average looking people among us.
So essentially the people who clearly aren't 'attractive' are dictating to everyone else as to what is attractive. Does anyone else not see the absurdity here?
I propose that we force such magazines to do two things.
1. Every front-cover picture (etc etc) must be required to detail exactly what level of photoshopping has taken place on the cover in an obvious location (such as on a scale of 1-5 in the bottom corner, 5x5cm's)
2. Every magazine page (etc etc) that ridicules celebrities for not looking their best have to also include clear and large, unedited drivers licence images of the editor and photographer who're making the captions and taking the pictures.
Maybe then we'll all get a little clarity and we'll all feel a little better about ourselves and alleviate much of the poor mental health that leads to a society with persistent depression, emasculation, anorexia and billion dollar industries that take advantage of it.