To think this picture of a child has been airbrushed???

(107 Posts)
PrettyFlyForAWifi Tue 25-Jun-13 09:03:49

http://tablet.hm.com/gb/product/11624#article=11624-C

Is it me or do this child's legs look unnaturally skinny - please tell me they're not airbrushing kids' thighs now.

kelda Tue 25-Jun-13 10:05:15

My children are very skinny, but I think she looks airbrushed not because she looks thin, but because her legs just look a bit odd. As if the airbrushing has been done to tidy up a seem or crinkles.

squeakytoy Tue 25-Jun-13 10:05:19

Its the camera angle and also the background that has been adjusted badly. I very much doubt it was an intention to make her look "slimmer".

Eskino Tue 25-Jun-13 10:07:53

It's all wrong. I zoomed in to look what was up with her nose (can't see what's wrong with it tbh) but her eyebrows are the same brow in reverse. They are exactly symmetrical, down to the "stray" hairs.

I wouldn't be surprised if it were a cgi.

freddiefrog Tue 25-Jun-13 10:09:54

I don't think she's been airbrushed either

She looks exactly like my 11 year old proportion-wise

The picture has been cropped and edited with exposure/white balance and stuff, but I don't think the actual model has been airbrushed

If you go into the kids section, the girl is pictured without the t shirt and her right thigh looks bigger in the other picture, so it may have been airbrushed.

The airbrushing of children's pictures should definitely not be allowed.

Also, i don't think that using terms such as, slim and fat are helpful for children, some are chunkier, or rather bigger framed. As long as they are in normal limits, "small" etc, would be better.

Carrying body fat, excessively and being bigger framed/built are two different things.

Sorry, i meant without the cardigan.

PrettyFlyForAWifi Tue 25-Jun-13 10:11:18

Email sent so we will see. sydlexic i think you've missed the point. This is a discussion about defending children against being subject to their images being altered, it's not about the child's appearance per se.

PrettyFlyForAWifi Tue 25-Jun-13 10:12:15

What's a CGI eskino?

cory Tue 25-Jun-13 10:12:45

It may have been airbrushed, but there are also other reasons why a child may look abnormally thin, stance odd and legs out of proportion: connective tissue disorders spring to mind. Ds looked unnaturally thin during his pre-teens and used to stand in bizarre ways.

BarbarianMum Tue 25-Jun-13 10:16:57

I know quite a few children who are naturally this slim - ds1 being one of them.

However, they are at the bottom of the centiles and I would find it disturbing if H&M selected only these children to model clothes as it sends yet another message that this body shape is 'the only one to be'.

mrsjay Tue 25-Jun-13 10:28:35

I think the top is wide so it makes her look slimmer iyswim and she seems to be standing at a jaunty angle My dd had legs like that when she was young her face looks quite peachy though I think they have added colour to it

landofsoapandglory Tue 25-Jun-13 10:31:43

Her eyebrows don't look the same to me. I zoomed in on my iPad, they look different, her eyes are different, she looks like a pretty, healthy girl to me.

I think the way some of you are picking her apart is quite shameful!

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 25-Jun-13 11:09:30

Her legs look just like the legs of most of the girls at my dcs primary school, long and slim. And her nose looks fine!

Samu2 Tue 25-Jun-13 11:14:09

Her nose?? WTAF

She looks just like most girls, imo.

She doesn't look airbrushed to me.

TheRealFellatio Tue 25-Jun-13 11:15:20

sydlexic I love your name. grin

IneedAyoniNickname Tue 25-Jun-13 11:17:43

And her eyebrows look as symmetrical as mine do if I run an eyebrow comb through them.

Oblomov Tue 25-Jun-13 11:21:53

I just assumed that they airbrushed all the photo's in magazines/online. Kids aswell. All of them.And men. And women. etc.

kelda Tue 25-Jun-13 11:35:29

Exactly Oblomov.

We are not being critical of the girl's appearnece - far from it - but there is something unreal about the photo of her.

And I am not just talking about the fact she is slim, because many girls are just as slim at her age.

tigerlilygrr Tue 25-Jun-13 12:06:12

I know this thread is about the fact airbrushing pics of children is wrong, but I would hate for this child to read these comments even so. I know that this isn't the op's intent but I've reported it as really I don't think MNHQ should allow a young child's appearance to be discussed like this, even though it's all well meaning.

Fakebook Tue 25-Jun-13 12:07:31

Aren't h&m notorious for airbrushing? They also use the same body or something and photoshop clothes on.

Turniptwirl Tue 25-Jun-13 12:25:56

It looks like one girls lower body and another girls upper body to me !

However, I do know a lot of very skinny little girls, so don't think she's been airbrushed (airbrushing kids would be crazy!)

Startail Tue 25-Jun-13 13:01:27

Anyone Who has ever played with polyvore or any graphics program knows auto crop gives that sort of result, it takes off shadows and makes everything look slightly thinner.

And of course catalogue shots have been cut out and tidied up

They might have just squished the pic to make it fit.

AmyFarrahFowlerCooper Tue 25-Jun-13 13:24:00

Just had another look and as well as the thighs, her eye whites have been made more white and her skin seems like it has had some sort of glow added to it. I didn't realise they did this to children's pictures :/

Floggingmolly Tue 25-Jun-13 13:58:54

Of course it's been airbrushed! Half of her right leg is missing.

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