Honestly, even without photos in a modeling competition people do things to "gain an edge." For example, in a bikini contest many girls use synthol for their butts. It's not a steroid, but it is an alteration technically. Some can say "it's just oil" another can consider is crossing the line. It'd like like making breast implants illegal I guess you can say.
Photoshops would also be hard to be made illegal because those things are mainly just advertisements for things like clothes and stuff. There's really no case for it.
You also have people who say "Its my body I can do what I want" to an extreme.
I actually think the realistic (real) photos are better, because they look like how real girls look in real life. (I just used "real" too many times in one sentence.) And to me, "real" looks hotter. Because it's real. I think that's 6 times I used "real."
Sportsmen perform for results that you can actually measure. Like time, distance, height, score etc. This is why steroids/doping give them an unfair advantage over the possible limits of human body. You must work hard in order to perform better than the rest. Basically anyone can be a champion, it just takes years of determination, training and practice.
While you can't really measure models (everyone person has his own taste), they are out there just as an eye candy object, nothing more. It takes no skill, no hard performance, nothing. As long as you're somewhat pretty, you know the right people and you're okay to sleep and suck your way through, you're good to go.
So tuning them in photoshop just to make them look better cannot be compared to use of steroids/doping in sports.
Hmmm... you make a good point. Well, we all know pictures in magazines and other places that have models are all fake but we don't always know if sportsmen are all on steroids. This will take some long-term thinking.
There has never been a study published that support the claim that moderate steroid use is detrimental to ones health. Its steroid abuse that's the problem, but the same could be said about alcohol abuse and much more deadly tobacco use.
Photoshop shouldn't be illegal because its simply changing the way a picture looks and has no effect on humans.
Steroids are illegal not just because it gives athletes an unfair advantage but because they can cause you health problems. Look at all the famous wrestlers from the 1980s who took steroids. So many died quite young because of heart problems caused by steroid use.
Photoshop may be misleading but it's not hurting anyone.
Well it's very different. Sports are for titles, money and athletic challenges. Having a levelled playing field is very important.
Magazines are made to look good. It's marketing and advertising. They must appeal to the audience. Why does a Big Mac always look so delish in pictures vs when you actually buy it. Because there going to put pictures that set the standard
Why is mary jane legal in Colorado and couple other states, yet, collegiate, high school and professional sports players get fined/penalized for using it in those states?
What is it with women and this stuff? Society is all about striving for perfection and this is no different. There's nothing wrong with that. It only hurts YOU if you let it. Just ignore it if it bothers you.
Men are idealized and and objectified just as much as women but you don't hear them constantly complaining about it.
Nope not the same, Photo enhancement exist for a reason to enhance photos and cover flaws. Sometimes things go overboard but t the end of the day its just business. As for steroids that is illegal for athletes because you are cheating when competing against other athletes that depend on natural talent and practicing for strength and body building and as for modeling when a model has a portfolio her pictures of her in a natural state and when they go to auditions and casting calls they are not allowed to wear makeup and their hair has to be pinned up or worn straight they don't get gigs based on their Photoshopped pics. Totally different so do some research. If Photoshop did not exist or was banned Photographers would be out of jobs and so will graphic designers like me lose profits for not being able to do photo enhancement. It's not hurting anyone except for women to are insecure and constantly compare themselves to women in magazines instead learning to love and accept themselves. It should motivate them to change if they feel the need to naturally because you can't use Photoshop when you walk out the door.
In terms of making people feel bad, I think Photoshop is a terrible idea. However, it's an effective marketing tool and that's why it's allowed - it accomplishes the purpose of advertising. On the other hand, steroids hurt the sport which is based on the idea of fair competition. It's not about individual models competing, it's about selling products. The idea of falseness/fakeness is there but otherwise they're not really related ideas.
I think Photoshop should be illegal period. I think it gives unapproachable standards. Once girls (I'm using girls because I'm a girl and can relate) learn that stretch marks, scars and belly pooches are normal they'll stop killing themselves
Yes photo shop should be banned, the portrayal of beauty in media is very horrific, it just leads people to have an idea of idealization that is impossible to achieve leaving people to have self-image issues.
no it shouldn't i dont get why people think that models in magazines actually look real my cousin is 14 and even she knows that what she sees in magazines isn't real so i dont buy the excuse that kids get insecure about it absolutely no one in real life looks like that and if anyone believes they do they are delusional and stupid
No, coz photoshop saves makeup money. Like steroid Photoshop doesn't effect health of the models. So, very funny question u have asked
It shouldn't be illegal because not everyone has that perfect body and if it's a marketing campaign would you rather them be anorexic or have some fat like a normal being... And I part time model to get myself through business school but I'm not a skinny stick and I don't mind if they change it
You picked out really bad examples. Almost all of those pictures were only so people could see what photoshop can do, not to be actually put on magazines and shit. Not all of them are even real models.
But yes. I think photoshop should be banned.
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