Demi Moore and her face are currently taking a lot of heat for what they look like in a Helena Rubenstein ad. They look poreless, lineless, and all around flawless. Now, Demi is a beautiful woman, but let's be honest here, the photo is clearly photoshopped. The actress almost doesn't even look real here -- her skin has a glow to it that quite frankly doesn't occur in non-extraterrestrials. Something computer-y was obviously done.
But. Don't hate the player here, hate the game.
What I mean is don't get all up in Demi's airbrushed face for looking so ... perfect(?), get up in Helena Rubenstein's -- the company, not the deceased woman. This is the world we live in, guys -- a world where being thin, olive-skinned, and shiny-haired isn't enough. We have to be alien-esque, as well. I know, it sucks. Because none of us are aliens. Yet.
This right here is why women -- famous women, not just me and you women -- start hitting the Botox. Why they get hooked on fillers. Why they go under the knife. Because nothing's ever good enough, and no one's ever young enough. To spell it out: The standard is set -- literally -- unattainably high.
To be totally honest -- and this isn't some B.S. feminism for the sake of the post -- I think Demi looks better in the photo to the right. In the ad, she doesn't look like a real person. She looks like a CGI creation or a cartoon. And while that may do it for some, it isn't real life.
Which photo do you prefer?
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Images via Helena Rubenstein/Jason Kempin/Getty