Friday, August 12, 2011
British Grazia apologises for slimming Kate down
Oh dear - Grazia have been forced to apologise to their readers after attention was drawn to the awful photoshop job they did on Kate Middleton following the wedding. Which makes the princess seem at least two dress sizes smaller - and she's not exactly a heifer to begin with...
Grazia initially responded to the blog Jezebel.com which reported the disgraceful cropping by denying all knowledge and wrong doing (or something to that effect) but a complaint was launched by a reader to the British Press Complaints Commission - who have ordered Grazia to apologise!
"Following a letter received from a Mr H about our royal wedding issue, Grazia magazine would like to clarify the process that led to our final cover image of the Duchess of Cambridge. We wanted a great image of the Duchess on her own, but all the photographs had the Duke in too. So we asked our reproduction house to remove him from the picture (common practice among glossy magazines). This would have left the Duchess with only one arm, so they copied over her arm to complete the picture. We would like to reassure all our readers that we did not purposely make any alterations to the Duchess of Cambridge's image to make her appear slimmer, and we are sorry if this process gave that impression. Grazia takes the issue of women's body image very seriously and we would never 'slim down' a picture of a female role model."
That's all fine and well, but the apology doesn't really mean anything. The Australian version of the magazine used the same picture and didn't end up slimming Middleton down at all.
I love hearing magazines apologise - it's not real or heart felt in the slighest!
Posted by miss Penny Dreadful at 7:51 PM