There is such a debate over the impact Photoshop has on society and it is an important thing to address. The way bodies are portrayed in the media is damaging enough, without even acknowledging how they have been virtually crafted and do not actually exist. It is no secret that the media is oversaturated with unobtainable body images and these unrealistic beauty standards pave the way to depression and eating disorders.
Doves ‘real beauty’ campaign was even Photoshopped to make the women look more naturally beautiful, which is ironic considering it contradicts everything the campaign was meant to stand for. Young people are subconsciously affected by the way body image is perceived in the media and ignoring this is completely irresponsible. A size 6 woman, with flawless skin and legs that carry on forever is something that young girls will aspire to be like, which can be very unhealthy for some. However, when you consider that the model is probably actually a size 8, with cellulite and no thigh gap, which is a lot more realistic, it shows the detrimental effect these images can have on people.
Even Kate Moss, one of the most successful models in the world, has cellulite and if this was shown more frequently in the media it would help give young people the confidence to accept the way they are. There is a massive issue surrounding the fact there isn't enough diversity in the media but when you really think about it, the role models that are in the media are 90% digitally constructed anyway. People in the media need to take responsibility for their actions and say no to Photoshopping. While aspiring to be like someone can be a good thing, maybe you want to be more charitable or be nicer to people, aspiring to look like something that is digitally constructed is going to really cause society problems in the future.