Beauty & Fashion
It’s a Sad Day When Even Julia Roberts is Not Beautiful Enough!
Written by T.M. Gaouette
Posted on August 26, 2011 at 4:27 pm
It’s pretty sad when ‘super beautiful’ is just not beautiful enough.
On this site alone, Nicole has given us example after example of how images of stunning models, including herself, are Photoshopped dramatically so as to achieve an unrealistic level of perfection. For some reason, the perfection that God created is often just not good enough for advertising “experts” — including the perfection of actress Julia Roberts or supermodel Christy Turlington for L’Oreal.
But for the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK, enough was enough. The L’Oreal ads were banned, not just because the images were airbrushed to an extreme, misrepresenting the beauty of both Roberts and Turlington, but also because the edits misrepresent the results of the products advertised.
This feigned ‘beauty perfection’ has reached a level beyond deception.
Thank you to Project Inspired fan, Angela, who sent us this clip. She has “struggled” in the past with her own body image, but this clip is a fantastic reminder that what you see is not always what is real.
It just goes to show that oftentimes the perfection that many young women strive to achieve is just not attainable in real life, not even by those who portray that perfection. So let’s strive for that which is attainable, and more important to God our Creator, our inner beauty.
1 Peter 3:3-4 -Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Look at this extremely airbrushed ad of Keira Knightley for the following movie advertisement. They dramatically enlarged her bust, made her hair fuller, and even slimmed down her already skinny waist! The images are SO unrealistic in the media, us girls need to remember this!