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Health warnings on airbrushed photos

Posted in caught by juliobesq on September 28, 2009

A group of 50 politicians want a new law stating published images must have bold printed notice stating they have been digitally enhanced.

Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer, of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, said the wording should read: “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a person’s physical appearance”.

Read the full article “French MPs want health warnings on airbrushed photographs” at The Telegraph.

We live in a world that has become so inured to enhanced images that a sub-industry has sprung up revealing the real life flaws of celebrities’ appearance. Whilst we are being presented more and more with unrealistic body images do we want to allow government the right to judge them? I am racking my brains for a pithy line about airbrushing out where we should draw the line…

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