We all know that people use Photoshop, Facetune, and a million other apps to change their bodies, faces, and boundaries of reality.
But knowing it isn’t quite the same thing as actually seeing it. If you’re constantly presented with only the “best” version of something, it starts to feel more real than real. It can be really confusing, especially for young people who are feeling pressure to conform to certain standards of beauty.
Thank goodness we have internet sleuths, and communities like Instagramreality to show that those standards are totally made up!
Almost no one can meet them, even the people who are most famous for looking like the standard. On this Reddit page, you can find all the most horrendous examples of people faking a body or even an entire life with the use of photo manipulation.
From their waistlines to their white teeth to the very clouds in the sky—it’s all an act.
Recently the moderators of this project shared some of their motivations for running the subreddit (beyond just having a good laugh.) As you scroll through these fails and think about how beauty standards affect your life, be sure to check out some of their comments.
1. “He Forgot To Photoshop The iPhone Box’s Shadow”
2. Is that a part of Rihanna’s costume or a second thumb?
Rihanna is absolutely killing it in this elaborate, beautiful costume that she shared on Instagram. Many fans were quick to point out Riri looks like she manipulated an extra thumb onto her right hand, maybe it’s a part of her costume? Who knows?