Fans of singer Adele, who swept the 2012 Grammy Awards with six trophies, are up in arms over the extreme weight-loss makeover the singer was given in the March 2012 issue of Vogue.
Fans Unleash Volcanic Tirade
Adele, who insists she’s happy with her plus-sized curves, looks dramatically thinner on the cover of the fashion magazine, as well as in the inside photospread.
To be fair, Adele has lost weight since her November 2011 throat surgery, but the Vogue cover was shot before her recent slimdown.
Here are some fan reactions to the radical photoshopping:
Adele is stunning but why has she been doctored until almost unrecognisable.
It doesn’t even look like her. they have photoshopped her into someone else. If they have to do it why don’t they make very subtle changes. It’s getting too ridiculous for words.
Vogue has obviously air-brushed and enhanced the picture, I don’t know why as Adele is a genuinely attractive woman. If they felt the need to make such changes, why ask the woman to pose for their cover if she wasn’t what they wanted?
The image is so radically modified, it is unrecognisable as Adele. Clearly Vogue DOES “have a problem with her weight” or they wouldn’t have felt the need to perform such ridiculously over-the-top surgery on the image.
She’s gorgeous, so why did Vogue have to airbrush her, raising her eyebrows, making her upper eyelids wider, thinning her face, (changing the tip of her nose?), and whittling away at her upper arm & torso? yes, she’s more voluptuous than the stick-thin models usually featured on the cover, but they just couldn’t leave her natural beauty alone…
That cover shot hardly looks like adele!!… Air brushed to the max!
While airbrushing and photoshopping is common in magazines and in cosmetic and fashion ads, the practice is coming under heavy criticism as some claim it leads to poor body image among young girls.
‘Nothing you See is Real’
Actress Rachael Leigh Cook, 32, says gullible fans idealize airbrushed magazine images of actresses and models where they appear thinner, younger and more beautiful than they really are, causing readers to wonder why they don’t look so perfect by comparison.
“Nothing that you see is real, even if you look at what looks like a candid photo of someone, anything can be done,” Rachael Leigh told Fox. “It is false advertising, and false advertising is a crime, so why isn’t this a crime?”
While the magazine industry has been called out several times for photoshopping stars to erase wrinkles off their faces, smooth out cellulite and erase pounds of fat off their bodies, the practice is still commonplace.
Cook, who became famous after starring in the 1999 romantic comedy She’s All That, says young women should realize that the perfect images of beautiful actresses and models in magazines are often manipulated and distorted.
“I’m just up in arms about it,” says Rachael Leigh. “People need to know that there are actual lenses that are put on cameras to make people [look] stretched out (and thinner).”
Fans slam airbrushed Vogue cover featuring photoshopped, slimmed-down Adele