Airbrushed Babies

According to The Telegraph, politicians and industry experts have been shocked (shocked!) to learn that magazines occasionally photoshop pictures of babies:

The practice came to light in a BBC documentary, My Supermodel Baby. In footage of a photo shoot for the magazine, the casting director explained how the photograph of baby model Hadley Corbett, five months, was airbrushed: "We lightened his eyes and his general skin tone, smoothed out any blotches and the creases on his arms," he said. "But we want it to look natural."

Honestly, this seems like a non-issue to me. It's not like doctoring baby pictures is a new thing. Remember Baby Adolf?

Birth/Babies Photos

Posted on Tue Nov 17, 2009


Still, it's rather creepy that the cutest thing on the planet is FIXED. Although, I did wonder where all their baby acne went. Most babies get it...but magazine babies didn't seem to.
Posted by Maegan  on  Wed Nov 18, 2009  at  05:22 AM
What else can you do with a picture of an ugly baby?
Posted by KDP  on  Wed Nov 18, 2009  at  07:36 AM
That kid is still pretty ugly. But then again I think most babies are ugly.
Posted by Sakano  on  Wed Nov 18, 2009  at  11:22 AM
"But we want it to look natural." LOL. Give me a break.
Posted by Charles  on  Wed Nov 18, 2009  at  12:28 PM
What I always like is how in movies or on television, whenever they have a scene where a child is born, the "newborn" is obviously at least several months old and is usually all scrubbed off (with perhaps a slight bit of red makeup smudged artistically about). Real newborns look less like babies and more like something unpleasant that happened.
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Nov 18, 2009  at  12:39 PM
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