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Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Thought for the day

(has been photoshopped)

This Englishwoman is so refined
She has no bosom and no behind

Stevie Smith

18 comments:

Belle de Ville said...

eeew disgusting

cybill said...

Please please let that photo be photoshopped

Issie said...

OMG. Was she really that thin?

pam said...

and of course seeing nothing odd in her appearance they booked her for a runway show... *sigh*

Toby Wollin said...

Ah, I see they've booked the Bergen-Belsen alumni for this program...

musette said...

I agree with cybill-please say that's photo shopped!?

Nancy (nanflan) said...

Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Looks like an advertisement for anorexia. Disgusting
Els

Deja Pseu said...

That HAS to be photoshopped. Please tell me that's been photoshopped.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, the girl who made Kate Moss look fat. I do think that might be Photoshopped a tad (not by our blogger, but by the pro-ana sites that pass it around) as even the other images of Kidd from that time don't have quite the hideousness in the upper arms or lack thereof. But frankly I think the more realistic ones look like hell as well, and I wish they hadn't been using a model who could literally inspire people to abandon nourishing themselves. Blech.

At least Kidd herself has since then rounded out into something less savagely depleted, and looks considerably better as a result.

Linda Grant said...

The model is Jodie Kidd, and the original photo of her in Vogue which caused such controversy a few years ago was bad enough. The picture might have been photoshopped, I don't know, but she's put on quite a bit of weight since then.

miss cavendish said...

I saw Jodie on television the other day and she looks infinitely more healthy than she does in this grotesque photo. Thank goodness!

jealoushe said...

I can confirm that this picture has been photoshopped (and is continually toted around pro-ana websites and blogs despite the fact that everyone and their mother knows it's fake).

I honestly don't understand the point of these photoshopped pictures that are always floating around the net. It's saddening because it lowers the shock factor when seeing people who are not this thin but close to it; unless people look like the photograph pictured here (uh, for most, physically impossible), they won't be considered sick.

Linda Grant said...

Thanks for confirming this

Anonymous said...

I can´t believe my eyes.

K2 said...

Photoshopped, and they did a pretty bad job too - notice how the lines of the runway don't match up around her arms.

Belle de Ville said...

I'm so glad to read that this was photoshopped. I didn't realize that this was Jodie Kidd.
Jodie Kidd has been a wanna be polo player and as an ex polo player myself, you can't survive a game without some upper and lower body muscles.

Fred de Vries said...

This Englishwoman is so refined
She has no bosom and no behind
In fact she has nothing to show
How on earth can they sink so low