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Editor of Self Magazine Defends Using Photoshop to Slim Down Models

Speak-Up: Should Magazines Slim Down Celebrities?

Fans were pissed when Kelly Clarkson showed up on the cover of Self a few months ago clearly Photoshopped. She didn't mind though — Clarkson has said in several interviews that she's OK with her photos being retouched and that it's a reality of her job.

Self copped up to retouching the image, stating that it often adjusts lighting and color of photos, as well as altering its images to present the "best version" of the model to the audience. Self went on to state that the photos it chooses are about inspiring women to be their best.

Months later, Self editor Lucy Danziger still defends the cover, saying that retouched images are what women want and that heavier models would not sell magazines. Self is by no means the only magazine doing this, even Barbie needs a makeover according to the fashion industry.

Do you agree with Danziger— do you think it's OK for magazines to retouch photos of models and celebrities? Is it what you really want?

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