It’s no secret that most magazine cover shots are airbrushed to make them more appealing to the public. However, every now and then an airbrushed magazine cover gets in trouble for all the wrong reasons. And this time the culprits were the overzealous photo editors working for fashion Bible Vogue. The magazine had Lady Gaga gracing their cover page in an image which had her looking quite manga-esque with a really tiny waist and exaggerated curves. The extent of photoshopping and airbrushing, however, became even more apparent when the magazine released footage of the shoot online.
The video showed Gaga looking much curvier and healthier than she appeared on the cover. The comparison between the two images has sparked an outrage amongst media watchers who claim that the cover promotes an unhealthy body image amongst women. The fans of the popstar were equally outraged when Lady Gaga showed her pride in the altered image exclaiming, “I’m a COVER GIRL, and it's FAB.”
Lady Gaga has known to have struggled with eating disorders in the past and her song “Born This Way” is seen as an anthem that asks people to embrace themselves as they are. However, the Vogue cover shot shows Gaga looking incredibly lean in the electric purple Marc Jacobs fishtail dress with a radically shrunken waist and finer skin. Photographers Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas who were responsible for the shoot have not released any statements on the drastic alteration.
Via: PTI News