Wednesday, 5 August 2009

You don't say....

Here’s an interesting little read I found yesterday regarding airbrushed images in adverts from The Daily Telegraph. It seems British lawmakers are trying to ban photoshopped images after fury arose regarding legendary supermodel Twiggy in an Oil of Olay ad. Images show Twiggy, who’s in her 60’s, as having glowing and radiant skin which is a clear result from having been heavily airbrushed and is looking less then natural without her lines, wrinkles, and jowls (but nevertheless still looking lovely for her age I might add).

Jo Swinson, the MP for East Dunbartonshire, told the Telegraph: Today's unrealistic idea of what is beautiful means that young girls are under more pressure now than they were even five years ago. Airbrushing mean that adverts contain completely unattainable images that no one can live up to in real life.

While I don’t think it will happen anytime soon, it’s interesting to see a general interest in the country’s female youth culture as I agree some airbrush images have gone too far, but honestly I think that a positive female image starts at home. Too many people are quick to blame someone else for their children’s problems (yes, I'm sure I'll change my tune when I have kids, *nodes head* yada yada).


Anyways, Click here to read the full article.

1 comment:

  1. Great post!I do think that in the last ten years, things have gone crazy with the whole airbrushing thing.Little girls grow up thinking that to be beautiful, you have to be flawless.Mum's are there to tell us why our imperfections make us perfect though :)

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