Well, this is frustrating; http://jezebel.com/utah-high-school-photoshops-female-yearbook-photos-to-s-1583073455
Apparently the school officials at a Utah high school feel that it’s totally okay to photoshop these photos on the idea that they want the students to dress professionally? What the hell were they thinking? They weren’t.
1. The article discusses that the girls in those photoshopped photos will struggle with body image issues because they had sleeves put on or their neckline risen. Eh, I think regardless females will struggle with body image, but this certainly does not help them to get over it. I mean adding sleeves is not as bad as adding fat. They still have a point.
2. What the fuck. Why the hell does it matter if the girls are wearing tank tops or not? I get it if someone were naked, but hopefully that would be stopped before the photo was even taken. I honestly want to know what these people were thinking? If you want them to learn how to dress professionally, photoshopping pictures will not teach them. If you expect them to dress properly, enforce a dress code every day, not just picture day. Do NOT expect them to dress like they normally do, and it’s okay by everyone, then change their photos. This is just messed up.
3. If it’s such a big deal, make everyone dress the same way for picture day ya dummy. Like helllooooooo!
4. I’d like to see what the Editor thought of this. Did the Editor choose to do it alongside the Officials, or did they oppose to it? There has to be some type of say; they oversee the entire damn book. When I was running the show, I did what I wanted. This power could have easily, most definitely easily abused, but it never was. I always asked permission of students or whatever, because if we ever EVER did shit like this the book would get pulled. But then again, it was never my choice to photoshop anything; all of our photos were clean. The portraits could have been by the company they came from, then again that was the school’s doing. Everyone runs their book a different way. Some people have the portraits flown in and the Editor can’t change it with all the permissions they have. Others have to put the photos in one by one and hope to goodness they didn’t get the names wrong. I’ve had to do both, and neither are pleasant. So you can’t blame the Editor for it because they may not have even known. If I were in there shoes, I’d feel bad a crap though.
5. Leave the girl’s tattoo alone. She chose to have it there. What if it meant something so near and dear to her heart and then someone decided it was ugly and erased it. What the heck?! it’s not your body. I have three tattoos. All three mean something near and dear to my heart, and I chose to have them where I do because it made the most sense. You can’t just decide how you want someone to look because you don’t like it. Screw off.
6. It is more bothersome that they may have pick and chose these photos to edit. If you were going to edit some, why not edit all the damn photos? It’s just worse to pick and choose. It’s like they targeted these girls from the start of ‘oh I don’t like that shirt on them, let me fix it up a little bit’. Just stop. Let the girls be themselves. It’s not like they were dressed in neon with giraffe hair; I mean that would be okay too, but it seems the school would just accidentally forget to add her photo in.
7. People need to stop picking on other people. We are all great the way we are! Embrace it!