It wouldn't hurt to show real girls once in a while!
Teen Vogue is currently being targeted for overusing photoshop on their models by two SPARK Summit bloggers who want the magazine to display everyday girls.
Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar are following in the footsteps of Julia Bluhm who protested Seventeen's use of photoshop.
Bluhm began a petition on Change.org asking the mag to start a "Body Peace Treaty," which meant that Seventeen would have to display an unaltered model at least once a month.
Julia's voice was heard, and now the two ladies are hoping for the same outcome.
"Teen girl-targeting magazines bombard young women with images that have been distorted and digitally altered with programs including Photoshop. These photoshopped images are extremely dangerous to girls like us who read them, because they keep telling us: you are not skinny enough, pretty enough or perfect enough. Well, neither are the girls in the pictures! As teen girls, we know first hand how hurtful the photoshopped pictures in these magazines can be for our body image and self-esteem."
Unfortunately, the Teen Vogue editor-in-chief, Amy Astley, has not commented, but the upside is that the plea has already received about 15,000 signatures.
That was fast.
However, Emma wants the magazine to know that if they don't respond, she will gather up a crew and cause a
riot outcry outside of their building.
Amy better hurry up and say something before things get ugly.
Do U think the extreme photoshopping on young women should stop?!?
[Image courtesy of Teen Vogue.]