Vile child photoshopping trend
LAST month Khloe Kardashian posted a photo of her daughter True to Instagram.
A day later, she had to disable the comments. The reason? Too many of her 79 million followers were accusing the new mother of using the editing app Facetune on her baby’s face.
Slapping a puppy dog nose filter on to your infant is no crime, especially if, like the Kardashians, you’d prefer not to expose the exact features of your child’s visage to the world.
But according to numerous commenters, Khloe had reddened her baby’s cheeks, whitened her eyes, and blurred out “imperfections”.
Perhaps this is what we should expect from a reality TV star but like almost everything the Kardashians do, it’s looked upon as extreme and garish, until that friend from high school starts doing it, too.
It’s already happening. A few weeks ago I was scrolling through my Instagram when I noticed something odd.
A woman I’ll call Karen had posted a photo of herself with her brood. Two boys, a girl – all under 10.
Looking closely at Karen’s daughter, I noticed one leg appeared thinner than the other. I saw the telltale signs of an editing app: the jagged background, the way the tree behind her bent.
This girl could not be any older than eight, and already her own mother had decided her legs were too large for Instagram. Surely “slimming down” your kid is crossing a line.
Did Khloe Kardashian alter this Instagram image?