Fake Beauty: Kelly Clarkson’s Photoshop Fail
This is the image used to promote Kelly Clarkson’s 2005 hit “Behind These Hazel Eyes.” I give her a God and Boobs Beauty Fail for fake arms. The arms in this photo are unnaturally thin, and clearly not the real arms of our beloved Kelly Clarkson. There is no reason any woman, let alone a woman as talented and successful as Kelly Clarkson, should have to alter her appearance to sell records.
Consumer-driven culture is messing up our perception of beauty. Women deserve to be treated as real people with real faces, bodies and brains. And yet, we are regularly being sold a version of beauty that is fake, inconsistent with reality, and completely unachievable to the majority of women. Kelly is presently promoting her Greatest Hits album. I love this photo because you can see a clear side-by-side image of the real Kelly vs the “fake Kelly” that’s depicted on her album cover.
While I’m a total fan of Kelly Clarkson’s incredible voice, I also give her a God and Boob’s Beauty Fail for the cover of her new single. Her face has been slimmed and structured in the cheeks so that she’s now a bizarre supermodel version of her natural, rounded face.
We supported Kelly on American Idol, and we’ve loved her ever since – just as she is. But, this isn’t Kelly. In fact, the real Kelly is so much more beautiful than the images that were created to sell her brand. So Kelly, tell your people to get it straight, and start supporting our efforts to help women accept their beauty — just as they are, just as God created them to be.