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May 10, 2013 9:53 AM
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and creepy...



I love the caption. The height of irony there.
May 10, 2013 10:01 AM
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In for more Photoshop shenanigans.


Ditto. I'm not done looking at these.
May 10, 2013 10:05 AM
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Bwahaha! So, let me get this straight.... the trend is to make black women look lighter, but black men look darker? What's up with that?


In case you are serious... here's my guess. The darkened skin vs the brightened lighting (note the light parts are MUCH lighter) makes the muscle definition look more dramatic, due to higher contrast. In real life, fitness people get tanned, oil up, and go under bright lights for the very same reason.

But, on a woman (unless it's a fitness shot) they usually want a smoother look, so they'd lighten up the skin tone to reduce contrast.



No. They do it to black women because they want to continue to send messages to us that the lighter the better. The closer you are to a white person, the more attractive you are. They've done it to almost every famous black woman. It's sickening.
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May 10, 2013 10:29 AM
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No. They do it to black women because they want to continue to send messages to us that the lighter the better. The closer you are to a white person, the more attractive you are. They've done it to almost every famous black woman. It's sickening.


Here is an article on the subject, with pics:
http://www.11points.com/Misc/11_Celebrities_Who_Were_Photoshopped_To_Have_Darker_or_Lighter_Skin

And another, on celebs purposely trying to look lighter:
http://collegecandy.com/2012/11/29/celebrity-lighten-skin/#photo=9
Edited by deksgrl On May 10, 2013 10:32 AM
May 10, 2013 10:47 AM
amazing thread
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May 10, 2013 10:48 AM
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Bwahaha! So, let me get this straight.... the trend is to make black women look lighter, but black men look darker? What's up with that?


In case you are serious... here's my guess. The darkened skin vs the brightened lighting (note the light parts are MUCH lighter) makes the muscle definition look more dramatic, due to higher contrast. In real life, fitness people get tanned, oil up, and go under bright lights for the very same reason.

But, on a woman (unless it's a fitness shot) they usually want a smoother look, so they'd lighten up the skin tone to reduce contrast.



No. They do it to black women because they want to continue to send messages to us that the lighter the better. The closer you are to a white person, the more attractive you are. They've done it to almost every famous black woman. It's sickening.



Yet they never have trouble turning a white woman darker than she could naturally get! LIke having ethnic features is so ugly they have to lighten you up as much possible to down play them. I'm very light skinned, can't tan to save my life, but all my features and body shape reflect my spanish heritage - I'll tell ya it's not hot! No one knows what I am. I'd give anything to be a "normal" skin tone for my ethnicity. And gosh, black women, black skin, the darker it gets, its just beautiful. Haha and as an artist I don't just mean the skin, I mean the actual color standing on its own is just a beautiful color. It's powerful, rich, luxurious color. And with the red undertone it complements almost everything. I don't understand why they do it either except to be racist.

You ever notice advertising in different neighborhoods? You'll notice big business tv commercials, like in Denver, a heavily populated white city - the ads are very multi-cultural, often including one of every race.
In Albuquerque and Phoenix with heavy hispanic populations, you see a lot of mexicans on thier own, or whites on thier own, but you don't see them together as much.
In Memphis where it's heavier black population you'll see the ratio of blacks in commercials aren't proportionate to the population.
They do that because in a white city if they show ethnic people equal with whites, sales for the "next big thing" jump considerably. (sales suggest they want to be ahead, not equal)
In cities with higher minority rates they show more happy white people without minorities around and sales spike amongst minorities. (suggesting deep down minorities want to be "equa" or "as good" as whites)

I know that sounds awful, but, there is racism still and we know this because it drives the market. Just like we are all shocked how extreme the photoshopping is. Bottom line the Dove "real woman" campaign got a lot of attention, but the sales simply didn't improve. There is no evidence women want to see healthy normal women, not according to the sales. And thats what drives the race war in advertising as well.

I wish there was more justice in that, I hate anything that shames people into buying. But that shame, gosh its a powerful emotion and we just eat it out of their hands.
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May 10, 2013 10:51 AM
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May 10, 2013 10:59 AM
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May 10, 2013 11:03 AM
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May 10, 2013 11:36 AM
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May 10, 2013 11:49 AM
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You ever notice advertising in different neighborhoods?


Wow, I never knew there was so much behind the advertising. Generally I might try something the first time because of advertising, but if I find something similar for less money, I don't stick with the brand. Interesting what you said about Dove, I like Dove products so I use them, have done since before their real women campaigns. Never thought about whether or not that ad was effective or not.
May 10, 2013 12:08 PM
Bumping to keep track of this thread.
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May 10, 2013 12:22 PM
Freaky armpits. Is her chin crooked, or did they crop part of it out when they pasted it on that neck that looks like it has a trachea way too wide for a woman that size?

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May 10, 2013 12:25 PM
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Bwahaha! So, let me get this straight.... the trend is to make black women look lighter, but black men look darker? What's up with that?


In case you are serious... here's my guess. The darkened skin vs the brightened lighting (note the light parts are MUCH lighter) makes the muscle definition look more dramatic, due to higher contrast. In real life, fitness people get tanned, oil up, and go under bright lights for the very same reason.

But, on a woman (unless it's a fitness shot) they usually want a smoother look, so they'd lighten up the skin tone to reduce contrast.



No. They do it to black women because they want to continue to send messages to us that the lighter the better. The closer you are to a white person, the more attractive you are. They've done it to almost every famous black woman. It's sickening.



Yet they never have trouble turning a white woman darker than she could naturally get! LIke having ethnic features is so ugly they have to lighten you up as much possible to down play them. I'm very light skinned, can't tan to save my life, but all my features and body shape reflect my spanish heritage - I'll tell ya it's not hot! No one knows what I am. I'd give anything to be a "normal" skin tone for my ethnicity. And gosh, black women, black skin, the darker it gets, its just beautiful. Haha and as an artist I don't just mean the skin, I mean the actual color standing on its own is just a beautiful color. It's powerful, rich, luxurious color. And with the red undertone it complements almost everything. I don't understand why they do it either except to be racist.

You ever notice advertising in different neighborhoods? You'll notice big business tv commercials, like in Denver, a heavily populated white city - the ads are very multi-cultural, often including one of every race.
In Albuquerque and Phoenix with heavy hispanic populations, you see a lot of mexicans on thier own, or whites on thier own, but you don't see them together as much.
In Memphis where it's heavier black population you'll see the ratio of blacks in commercials aren't proportionate to the population.
They do that because in a white city if they show ethnic people equal with whites, sales for the "next big thing" jump considerably. (sales suggest they want to be ahead, not equal)
In cities with higher minority rates they show more happy white people without minorities around and sales spike amongst minorities. (suggesting deep down minorities want to be "equa" or "as good" as whites)

I know that sounds awful, but, there is racism still and we know this because it drives the market. Just like we are all shocked how extreme the photoshopping is. Bottom line the Dove "real woman" campaign got a lot of attention, but the sales simply didn't improve. There is no evidence women want to see healthy normal women, not according to the sales. And thats what drives the race war in advertising as well.

I wish there was more justice in that, I hate anything that shames people into buying. But that shame, gosh its a powerful emotion and we just eat it out of their hands.


That is really interesting! You might be my new hero.

Also, it's a shame that the media wants us to be anything other than what we are. I'm pale and can't tan to save my life and I'm fine with that. I used to not like it simply because I think darker skin is prettier but I know that I can't accomplish that without damaging my skin or making myself look orange, so I've had to come to terms with my pasty skin
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May 10, 2013 12:29 PM
Just adding to my feed! LOVE this!
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May 10, 2013 12:32 PM
It's like a train wreck, I can't stop looking at these.....
May 10, 2013 12:37 PM
Bumping it up baby!
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May 10, 2013 12:40 PM
In for the roll-over - this is fascinating!
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May 10, 2013 12:43 PM
bump - gotta come back to this later....
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May 10, 2013 12:45 PM
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Hilarious!
May 10, 2013 12:45 PM
Love this thread! thank you!!! x
May 10, 2013 12:53 PM
I am addicted to this thread lol
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May 10, 2013 1:00 PM
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May 10, 2013 1:00 PM
Good thread
May 10, 2013 1:04 PM
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