Airbrushing is extremely common in the fashion world, and it doesn’t look like the phenomenon is slowing down any time soon. A new behind-the-scenes video from Vogue proves that the magazine heavily airbrushed September cover girl Lady Gaga. In the video, Gaga is wearing a purple Marc Jacobs gown that doesn’t necessarily flatter her figure. She looks like a normal human being, but on the cover she looks much thinner, especially in the waist.
Gaga’s hair also looks much different in the video than it does on the cover. In the video, her hair looks like a wild crazy mane. It still looks crazy on the cover, but it was obviously airbrushed to look more styled. Add in airbrushed skin blemishes, and Mother Monster looks like a whole new person.
It surprises me that Gaga, who always preaches to fans about the importance of being your true natural self, is okay with having so much of her body airbrushed. However, she has praised the cover and said it looks “fab”. This really upsets me and makes me wonder what kind of message she is sending to her fans, especially young girls who are dealing with body-image issues. If girls can’t even look up to Gaga for guidance on self-acceptance, who do they really have as role models? I hope Gaga realizes her approval of extreme airbrushing it not right and she truly starts to practice what she preaches.
Does Gaga’s approval of the Vogue cover contradict her usual message of self-acceptance? To what extent should magazines be allowed to airbrush photos? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below!