Lady Gaga vs. Photoshop

Photoshop, photoshop, photoshop, it can be a girl's best friend, that is, until it goes too far.

Yesterday, on our show, we talked about Kerry Washington's Lucky Magazine cover.

Whoever photoshopped that picture must have been drunk.

Well the photoshop-drama continued last night when Lady Gaga received an award at Glamour's 2013 Women of the Year Awards and she used it as a chance to step up on her soap box (and slam the magazine who gave her the award).In her speech, she addressed her problem with magazine covers: photoshop.

Gaga said, "It is fair to write about the change in your magazines. But what I want to see is the change on your covers... When the covers change, that's when culture changes."

Lady Gaga is on the the cover of Glamour's December Issue.


There she is "skinnier" than ever.Truth is, everybody uses photoshop. Oprah's been using it on her covers for years.

Oprah's Afro Wig On O Magazine's September 2013



Although, maybe in Oprah's case, it's different because it's not completely unreasonable. It's one thing to smooth out a few curves, enhance the color, alter the lighting, but Lady Gaga probably weighs, let's say, 110 pounds. So why does she have to look like she weighs 90?

Last year, Lady Gaga appeared on Vogue's September Issue and while she didn't complain then, Buzzfeed saw a dramatic difference between the behind the scene photos and the picture that graced the cover.


Why bother even taking a picture of a human?

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