Vive la revolution! You know those awesome girls who convinced Seventeen magazine to stop digitally altering girls' body and/or face shapes? (An agreement they'll hopefully stick to, ahem?) Well, check this out: Those same girls are taking on Teen Vogue. Aw yeah!! You go, girls. If anybody deserves a reality show, these are the kids! Which would of course be called Beauty Mythbusters. Airbrushing would be against the law by the end of the first season!
Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself. Teen Vogue didn't exactly respond the way these mini mavericks were hoping. They didn't officially respond at all. Instead, the released a statement serving as a roundabout denial thing. "What, us, Photoshop?"
You have to read it to believe it.
This is the statement:
Teen Vogue makes a conscious and continuous effort to promote a positive body image among our readers. We feature healthy models on the pages of our magazine and shoot dozens of non-models and readers every year and do not retouch them to alter their body size. Teen Vogue pledges to continue this practice.
Wait, wait, wait. They never said "we don't airbrush our models, we would never do such a thing!" They "do not retouch them to alter their body size." Oh yeah? How 'bout their body shape, huh? How 'bout their skin tone and hair texture?
Good thing 17-year-old Emma Stydahar and 16-year-old Carina Cruz, two of the teens behind the anti-airbrush movement, aren't buying Teen Vogue's line. That's why they're planning on delivering a box of petition signatures to the magazine's headquarters, where they'll stage a pretend fashion shoot in protest. HA! I totally want these girls to be my daughter's new role models.
Beauty Mythbusters to the rescue!
Do you think Teen Vogue will agree to stop digitally altering girls bodies and faces?
Image via Teen Vogue