Photoshop Wiz Tells Girl With Eating Disorder That Nothing Can Make Her Prettier Than She Already Is

If you've ever looked at a photo of yourself and wished your eyebrows were bushier or your legs were longer, then you understand why thousands of people send pictures of themselves to Photoshop pro James Fridman and hope for an edit back. And if you see the kinds of requests James Fridman gets, you understand why instead of adding "bushier eyebrows," he'll just photoshop George Bush onto your face. But for all his jokes and clever wordplay, even Fridman has a limit, and he found it when he refused to photoshop a photo of a girl with an eating disorder.


Normally, his posts look something like this: 

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Smart and funny -- just the way we like 'em. But when a girl with an eating disorder sent a photo of herself with a request to get back "something to aspire to be and look like," Fridman sent back the same photo with the gentlest, best response possible.

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He's right: We shouldn't put looks before our health. It's not an easy thing to hear or to say, but we hope Fridman's message speaks to this girl as much as it speaks to us.

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This isn't the only case where Fridman has had to put his foot down. The first time, it was after the first time a girl asked to look like a Kardashian:

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The second, it was after a young boy asked to look more white:

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Thankfully, he said no. Usually, Fridman resorts to absurd exaggeration to comment on beauty standards. For example:

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But he gets that there's a point when these requests can become unhealthy and ultimately damaging, and the fact that he sees that is a wonderful thing. With any luck, the people in the photos will get this, too, and really understand what he's trying to tell them.


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