We are used to seeing our favorite celebrities digitally altered by tabloid magazines but we have recently seen a spike in celebs personally altering photos of themselves on their Instagram pages. And we aren’t just talking about adding a flattering filter, but nipping and tucking of legs, noses, waists and just about everything else you can imagine.
This is seriously concerning for a number of reasons: 1) they are already near perfect and don’t need the enhancement and 2) don’t they all complain about being photoshopped by other people anyway? We have compiled a list of the worst photoshop offenders and tell you how to spot a sneaky edit.
Yes, even Queen Bey is guilty of altering her photos online! She is often touted as a walking advertisement for body confidence so it is a shame to see that she has been caught editing her Instagram posts not just once, but three times! The amateur editing is often done on her legs to give the appearance of a thinner thighs and is pretty obvious when you know what to look for. Look for pixilation, unnatural curves in the areas surrounding her body (e.g phone and wine glass in photo three) and lines that don’t match up (e.g. stairs in photo 2).
2) Miranda Kerr
Former Victoria Secret Angel, Miranda Kerr is a serial photoshop offender! She has been caught out nipping in her already ridiculously small waist in a number of Instagram posts. Unfortunately for Miranda, the original images were still floating out there on the net for us to compare! Check out the original images and Miranda’s Instagram edits below.
3) John Mayer
Photoshop isn’t just for the girls. He may still be a major heartthrob by John seems so concerned with wrinkles in this image that he has blurred out his entire face! His skin is so heavily beautified that it is difficult to even distinguish his facial features. The post was promptly deleted from his account.
4) Kim Kardashian
Kim has a reputation to uphold in terms of her super curvy body, and we suspect that quite a few of her Instagram posts are enhanced to show it off. Her most obvious photoshop attempt was in the image below, where she posed in her bathroom with a friend post gym. You can clearly see the unnatural curve in the door and tiles behind her that indicates her waist may not be all natural.
5) Lindsay Lohan
Oh, Lindsay. Miss Lohan can’t keep herself out of trouble – even on Instagram. She posted the below image which is so poorly edited fans picked up on it immediately and questioned if it was a joke. Her legs and derriere have been so heavily edited that the door behind her completely curves with them. Lindsay soon wised up and deleted the image from her account, but the internet never forgets…
6) Aubrey O’Day
This is the most obvious case of personal photoshopping we have ever seen. The singer/ songwriter was obviously unaware that the original image was already out on the internet when she posted her heavily altered version on her personal account.