Jacinda opposes digital enhancing

Most people hate photos of themselves, and I am one of them. If I could enhance them in some way, I definitely would. However, Jess Quinn, the social media star, model and amputee has decided to petition parliament about photoshopping. She wants all photos that are photoshopped to clearly say so. quote.

Quinn’s quest is to persuade MPs to introduce a law that requires any commercially used photo of a model that’s been significantly altered to carry a caption saying so.
“I had an image of my own Photoshopped. It was subtle … and I think it was not a fun thing to go through. It kind of opened my eyes that it’s still going on now.”

The photo was altered in an issue of?The Australian Woman’s Weekly. Editor Michele Crawshaw couldn’t be reached for comment yesterday, but told media at the time many organisations altered images before publication to enhance lighting.
Quinn, who studied fashion at university, said she always knew it went on but did not think she would experience it. end quote.

Why not? Most people would be grateful for a little enhancement. But okay, maybe not everyone. Clearly, she just does not think that this is right. That is her prerogative. quote.

“In this day and age – where we’re so open about body image and being true to ourselves – I thought [it would be] minimised.
“But with social media and all of these other pressures, it’s kind of growing.”
She wanted girls to be able to look at magazines without comparing themselves to something that was not reality.
“All of these models are absolutely beautiful people, naturally. There is no need to Photoshop them at all.

“Yet they’re being Photoshopped to the point where they have no flaws, no moles on their skins, no slight scarring – nothing.
“And these young girls are comparing themselves to something like that and, a lot of the time, they don’t know that that image is being Photoshopped.”

Quinn’s petition is due to be launched over the next few days. Her goal is to get 100,000 signatures before presenting it to Parliament.

She says she was advised to start a petition by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, after Quinn’s team reached out to her. end quote.

Jess Quinn

Jacinda agrees with Quinn that photoshopping is a bad thing. Really? What about this picture, that graced the December Australian Woman’s Weekly cover? Is that photoshopped?

Flawless skin. really?

I suspect it is. How about this one?

Or this one?

Jacinda Ardern Vogue photo shoot. Photographed by Derek Henderson, Vogue, March 2018

Or how about these?

Jacinda Ardern… or Shania Twain?

Mind you, it is not just Jacinda. As we know, Jacinda has learnt all her tricks from the master…

Yes, I can see why Jess Quinn is thrilled that Jacinda supports her petition to parliament. Clearly Jacinda is totally in support of Jess Quinn’s view, that photoshopping is not good, and that making people look better, or maybe just different from the way they really are, is a bad thing. It sends a message, particularly to young girls that they too can look perfect, when in reality, they can’t. No one can.

I’m so proud that our prime minister supports this petition. I mean, you would never see a photo of her that has been digitally enhanced, would you?