Oh, Photoshop - the advertising world's best friend. Where would American life be without the re-touched, flaw free and completely unrealistic tweaks to our collective consumption of celebrities? While I posted a video a while back that shows you just how dramatic Photoshop can affect our ideas of beauty and body image, another blatant example has been popping up all over the web. You have to see Faith Hill's Redbook cover - she went from beautiful to soulless. (See after the jump for the before and after photos.)
I have so much to say about this, but I think Shakes says it succinctly and matter-of-factly enough for everyone:
...please promise you will never, ever, feel shitty about yourselves again because of this shit. I beg you.