Yesterday I was alerted by some of my fellow Twitter users to a photograph on Instagram posted by Geordie Shore’s Sophie Kasaei. I logged on to Instagram myself and found the photograph of interest.
Here it is:
Fail to notice anything suspicious? Look at the radiator.
You’d think that being in the public eye, Sophie would perhaps be a bit more careful when it comes to covering up her Photoshop errors. Minutes after hundreds of people commented on the photo highlighting the error, Sophie deleted the photograph.
We’ve all been there when it comes to Photoshop: the programme is used by hundreds of boys, girls; men and women to make small (or sometimes drastic) changes to their appearance.
Sophie has lost lots of weight in recent months, and is almost unrecognisable in comparison with the Sophie we first met on the MTV show. In the photo she looks fantastic, and I’m sure that she didn’t really need to warp the image in order to further highlight this weight loss.
So why did she do it?
Our society puts so much pressure on people to look their best, whether they are 16, 36 or 66. Being in the public eye, I’m sure it is important to Sophie that she fulfils these expectations, particularly as in this ‘day and age’ (pardon the cliche) there are so many people who are so quick to jump onto other people’s imperfections, and leave nasty comments, tweets, etc. which have a profound effect on the receiver.
Perhaps I’m being hypocritical- after all, I have used the image which Sophie herself deleted in this blog post. My point is not to be nasty to Sophie- I feel for the girl, as it can’t be nice for thousands of people to notice this mistake and ridicule her for it. What I’m trying to say is why did she feel unable to post the photograph without any changes?
Next time, I want to see a real photograph of Sophie. Although she may not be a traditional emblem of morality due to her antics on reality television show Geordie Shore, there are many thousands of young women who do unfortunately use such people as a role model, who are effectively being misled by such images. Furthermore, there are many people who could be inspired by Sophie’s TRUE weight loss, particularly when a quarter of the population of the country suffer from severe weight problems.
Of course, Sophie isn’t the only one to misuse Photoshop. Take a look at some of these terrible errors:
Where has her leg gone?
Rather mysterious hand on her shoulder…