There's airbrushing a zit off the forehead of a high school sophomore (puberty is a fickle beast), and then there is this.
A Utah high school is in hot water after female students noticed that their yearbook photos were altered and edited, mostly to cover up exposed skin.
Necklines were raised up, sleeves were added and tank top straps were thickened to not only show less skin but also totally ruin a poor girl's meticulously planned outfit. For example, one girl's adorable flowered tank top suddenly grew a shirt underneath it. Who wears a shirt under a top like that?! After the 1990's, we mean.
And what's worse is that the edits were inconsistent, meaning that some female students got away with whatever they wore, while others had to have what looks like MS Paint blurs slapped over their chests.
"I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who," sophomore Rachel Russel told KSTU. "There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't."
In our opinion, none of the outfits on these girls are scandalous or inappropriate in any way, save for a bra strap accidently showing, and that's not her fault. C'mon, all women know that bra straps have a way of sliding down shoulders or peeking out from underneath a strap. But apparently officials see the Photoshopping as a way to teach students how to dress appropriately.
"We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we`re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things," Superintendent Terry E. Shoemaker said. He also insisted that retouching is standard in the yearbook industry and that there was a sign posted on picture day warning students that their photos could be altered.
Do you think these photos should have been edited? Maybe if someone had a Justin Bieber shirt on because that would actually be offensive.