We get that you want to look your best when your picture will be appearing in shops around the world, but Christina Aguilera's new fragrance ad is perhaps a step too far.
It's no secret that the singer is a fuller version of herself these days, yet she has claimed to be comfortable with her curves in numerous interviews. That is why we're shocked by her new campaign images that have been altered to make her look like a tiny size 8.
The ad for Royal Desire, a scent first released in 2010 in the UK and 2011 in the U.S., appears in the new issue of US Weekly. Though the images are two years old, she still looks thinner than her actual body shape - now and then.
What's more, her body has been so heavily distorted that there are certain aspects of the image that are anatomically incorrect. Her wrist bends the wrong way, while the other arm has been made to look as though there are two different elbow points. The chin and neck are just cast into shadows as a result of alterations and the kneecap and shinbone in her front leg also seems to be twisted.
It's a shame that many adverts, particularly in the beauty industry, seem to over airbrush celebrities regularly. Only this week have Dior got in trouble over their new advert for mascara, featuring Natalie Portman. The campaign was banned after L'Oreal complained they had exaggerated the effect of the product on her eyelashes. When will they learn that a little natural beauty is always best!
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