Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Grazia Magazine Admits To Photoshopping Kate Middleton
In May, Spanish magazine Grazia featured newlywed Kate Middleton on their cover. Rumors about Middleton's shrinking size had already been on tabloid covers but that didn't stop this magazine from photoshopping Middleton's waist to make her even thinner than her already notorious tiny frame! The magazine just admitted this after a reader complained to the Press Complaints Commission.
The official statement says "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."
What do you think?