Seeing red, not slim

Slimming photos with HP digital cameras.

The two models in the ad for this “Digital Slimming Effect” are both women. Both of them are already slim before the effect is applied.

What. The. Fuck.

Categories: gender & feminism

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7 replies

  1. But they still have some mass, they take up space. This cannot stand.

  2. Maybe this is the answer for the designers lamenting Madrid’s rules about model BMIs – get HP cracking on slimming goggles for their next shows so that even when the mandated 45kg elephant-women take the catwalk the viewers can see them properly slimmed down as in the days of yore.

  3. Blargh.

    Kill them. Kill them all.

  4. But they just look stretched, not thinner. *Goes and bangs head on brick wall*

  5. So now you can pretend that you haven’t put on an extra unhealthy 10kg by slimming your photos. I wonder when the first lawsuit is going to come from people meeting over the internet and realising that some major photoslimming had taken place. Or when someone’s child dies of anorexia because they are desperately trying to become like their superslimmed photo.

  6. “So now you can pretend that you haven’t put on an extra unhealthy 10kg ”
    I take it this is meant to be ironic. . .

  7. Something I can’t understand.. in a world where so many people want to be thin, widescreen TV sets are regularly set so the people in the pictures are stretched sideways. A whole world of digital chunksters is revealed.
    Maybe my description answers my own question. People so desperately guilty they need to make everyone else fat.
    The anamorphic effect here is the same device used in reverse on the HP photos. Maybe there is some secret lab deep in the company that is even now working on a button to make Black people look White, or Asians lose the epicanthic fold.
    Mind you, I would buy a television set where a touch of a button would make the people on the screen tell the truth. Even if it is in Hungarian.

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