Naomi Campbell Got Called Out For Heavily Editing The Photos She Posted From Oscars Night
Naomi Campbell’s a pioneer in using technology in innovative ways (much to the dismay of her housekeepers), and she just turned heads again, but this time not by the force of a hurtling Blackberry. This time, she’s catching heat for Photoshopping pics of herself from Sunday night’s Vanity Fair Oscars afterparty within an inch of their life.
Earlier this week, Naomi, 52, posted a carousel of heavily edited pics to her Instagram on Tuesday, so it must’ve taken her a couple of days to whittle down her nose, shrink her head, botch her jaw, blur her armpit wrinkles, and lighten her skin. via Page Six:
Although the supermodel stunned at the Vanity Fair afterparty in a hip-hugging, cream-colored gown, fans were quick to notice the photos she uploaded to Instagram were very different than the raw images taken on the red carpet.
The first photo appeared to be heavily retouched, with Campbell’s head and nose looking much smaller and disproportionate to the rest of her body.
While the model is known for her stunning bone structure, her jaw appeared to be sharper and slightly warped near her chin.
Not only that but Campbell’s skin was also smoothed out and lightened.
Here’s what Naomi posted:
Here are some of the unretouched ones photographers took on the carpet (they might want to watch out, Naomi’s litigious and she will not stand for [perceived] disrespect):
Naomi Campbell called out for ‘worst Photoshop ever’ in Oscars post https://t.co/lmIxtpzCOq pic.twitter.com/3mj2nnwMVD
— Page Six (@PageSix) March 16, 2023
And here’s a back-and-forth between the edited and unedited pics:
If Naomi Campbell feels the need to photoshop her pics of turning up to an Oscars party what hope is there for us mere mortals? pic.twitter.com/NrHtuEiRik
— Donna (@DonnaIRL) March 16, 2023
The comment section went off and demanded she posts the originals, because if one of the most legendary supermodels on the planet feels the need to turn herself into a Kardashianesque kartoon on Instagram, what does that mean for the rest of us potatoes?
The picture editing took many fans by surprise as they begged the model to post the original images and “normalize aging.”
“God help us if even Naomi thinks she needs this,” one fan commented. “She’s flawless as is. No edits needed.”
“1st pic is the worst photoshopped pic ive ever seen,” another person chimed in, while a third said, “girly hire me I can edit your photos better for the gram.”
A fourth person also added, “she does not wanna accept the fact that shes [sic] getting old and thats normal.”
Naomi must not have been trying to hear any of that, because the very next day she posted a birthday tribute to Quincy Jones that included an old pic of her looking like a AI’d Bratz doll.
Some were more understanding of Naomi’s heavy-handed editing because she’s spent most of her life having her looks scrutinized and edited in magazines and campaigns.
The British beauty was one of the most in-demand models of for the past four decades, dominating runways and gracing the cover of nearly every high fashion magazine.
“guess this is what happens when your entire life revolve [sic] around your looks and she’s used to professional photos being photoshopped to death,” one fan commented.
But those days might be over since Naomi recently said she wants to get her Madonna on with a self-aggrandizing, inevitably messy biopic and phase out of modeling to “see the success of the next generation.” Conveniently, she’s also a mom now, so if you see her toddler daughter on Instagram Facetuned to the point of total rhinectomy, mind your business. She’s just passing the torch!
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