A month ago we told you the story of one 14-year-old girl with a mission: stop Photoshopping in Seventeen. She’s now won her battle, and it has started an anti-Photoshop revolution.
Julia Bluhm launched a movement with her petition on Change.org (with help from the SPARK movement), 84,000 signatures strong. All she wanted was for Seveteen to include one ‘unaltered, photoshop-free’ spread in every issue. While the movement did get the magazine’s attention (Bluhm even got to meet with Seventeen‘s Editor-in-Cheif) no immediate action was taken to agree to Bluhm’s demands.
In their latest issue, Seventeen published their new “Body Peace Treaty.”
Nothing like this has ever been seen in so large a publication. Although this is still in the early stages, and Seventeen has not yet actually done anything to uphold this treaty, it’s a step in the right direction for sure.
But it doesn’t stop with Seventeen. Now, two SPARK summer bloggers, Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar, have created another Change.org petition against Teen Vogue. The petition already has 15,000 signatures, but has yet to gain any sort of recognition from Teen Vogue‘s editors. Cruz and Stydahar have warned that if Teen Vogue does not meet their demands to stop Photoshopping models, the magazine should expect a protest outside their building, just like the one that happened outside of Seventeen earlier last month.
Lovelies, what do you think of all this? Are you happy Seventeen has vowed to stop Photoshopping? Do you think Teen Vogue will do the same?