Fail of the Day: Israeli Paper Photoshops Women Out of Charlie Hebdo Rally

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Have you seen Angela Merkel?

The Announcer (HaMevaser), a small orthodox newspaper in Israel, has removed all female world leaders from a photo at the rally against terrorism last weekend in Paris.

Missing from the image is Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorington-Schmidt and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

Here is the original photo:



"Including a picture of a woman into something so sacred, as far as we are concerned, it can desecrate the memory of the martyrs and not the other way around," said editor Binyamin Lipkin.

In the ultra-orthodox community showing women in photos is typically a big no-no, due to modesty concerns, and Lipkin said he was worried about what children might think.

Altering a news photo at a march focused around issues of censorship and free speech is bad enough as is, but the paper's photoshop skills aren't that great either.

Here's a closeup shot of a stray black glove, with no body attached.

Photo of the Day: Topless Keira Knightley Takes Stand Against Photoshop

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We live in a world where "thigh gap" is a thing and cringe-worthy airbrush disasters are a frequent phenomenon.

Keira Knightley is making headlines this week - not only for her new movie, "The Imitation Game," with off-the-market-Benedict Cumberbatch - but for tackling this problem we have with body image and digital manipulation.

Actress Keira Knightley recently posed topless in a photo shoot with Interview Magazine, to protest photoshopping images, and she demanded the photos be untouched to help make her statement.

"I've had my body manipulated so many different times for so many different reasons, whether it's paparazzi photographers or for film posters," Knightley said. "That [shoot] was one of the ones where I said: 'OK, I'm fine doing the topless shot so long as you don't make them any bigger or retouch.' Because it does feel important to say it really doesn't matter what shape you are."

Knightley's chest was digitally enhanced in the controversial 2004 film poster for "King Arthur" as shown in photos here.

In 2012 she also posed topless in Allure and told the Daily Mail that she doesn't mind doing it "because they're so small - people really aren't that interested!"

"I think women's bodies are a battleground and photography is partly to blame," she told The Times. "Our society is so photographic now, it becomes more difficult to see all of those different varieties of shape."

Model Speaks Out Against Swimsuit Company for Photoshopping Her to Look Skinnier

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Meaghan Kausman's photoshopped image is above. The untouched photo is below.

From her instagram:

Making art is my passion. Creating beautiful photos and meeting inspiring people has really given me a new lease on life. I recently did a photoshoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip, @seagypsea_photography Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty. This morning I was extremely shocked to see that Fella Swim had uploaded a photoshopped version of Pip's original photo to their Instagram page. They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty. Above is their version, below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That's my body! I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that "thinner is better". All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman's body to make it look thinner. EVER!

The Internet Had a Lot of Fun With Rick Perry's Mugshot

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Photoshop Battle of the Day: The Unimpressed Lizard

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Censorship of the Day: A Utah High School is in Hot Water After its Female Students Were Made More "Modest" Through the Magic of Photoshop

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Several young women (and this only happened with young women, mind you), were surprised to find this week that their yearbook photos had been altered by Wasatch High School staff to appear more modest. Necklines magically rose up and once bare shoulders are now covered by hack-job Photoshop work.

Even better is the non-apology apology issued by superintendent Terry E. Schoemaker: "We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we're trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things."

Here are a few more of the photos in question, courtesy of MyFox8:





Hat tip to Uproxx.

Photoshop Battle of the Day: The Very Happy Husky

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