7/6/07

I ♥ photoshop...but only sometimes

Photoshop used to be my best friend. I was all about cropping myself down to a minimal amount possible in order to avoid showing the least amount of chub to the whole wide world. This made it REALLY hard when I went searching for before pics of myself because every shot I found barely showed any of myself except my teeny little head and maybe an arm or two. Luckily, some people still use film (dinosaurs!) and editing me down isn't always an option. But then there's the media, who does an entirely different sort of cropping when it comes to talking about weight, health, obesity, et al. Why must they always cut overweight people's heads off when featuring them in broadcast news items? and who's job it is to go out and get vis of obese behinds anyway? What producer actually goes and says that? I've always wondered if my dimpled ass ever made it to air without my knowledge and who these faceless asses are. Do they realize they make it to air and are horrified? does it shock them into reality? Do they listen to the words written to the images and think "they're taking about a health crisis and looking at MY ASS" or is the media just exploiting people because they need visuals instead of the perfection they hire to blather on about weather, good news, bad news, sports and gossip? Would we not take "fat" stories as seriously from them because they're tooooooo good looking and healthy that we need these jiggly behinds with no distinguishing facial features? Who knows.... Maybe I should stop watching so much Newsworld/CP24/CNN/etc. though...

1 comment:

Heather said...

I've always wondered if my ass made it to tv too...lol.

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