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School Photos Retouched So Girls Seem Skinnier

A teen who goes to an all-girls school posted her outrage on Reddit over yearbook photos that had been retouched without students' permission.

She wrote:

"I go to an all-girls high school and today every senior got a new student ID. We had gotten one in the beginning of the school year and we were all unsure as to why we were given a second. After closer inspection, we realized that our photos had be retouched far past smoothing out blemishes."

The retouches included face smoothing, skin and lip recoloring, eyebrow smoothing and reshaping and face-thinning.

Face-thinning. At an all-girls school? How is that even a thing?

The Reddit poster said she was outraged at seeing her own full face altered.

"I have a round face that I have grown to love and now I get my photo back with a different face. The new photo no longer even looks like me but rather a prettier twin sister. When we go and have our photos taken we are flat-out told that our skin will be retouched to hide blemishes. We are not told, however, that more drastic changes are made."

The girl initially assumed the school was behind the alterations, writing:

"Going to an all-girls school, we are constantly reminded about positive body image and accepting ourselves for who we are. Having these changes made to make me appear thinner makes me wonder how must our school practices what they preach."

But the unnamed girl at the unnamed school later reported back on her post that the yearbook teacher, too, noticed the touch-ups and was similarly outraged. It turns out, the company who took the photos took it upon themselves to take off any face fullness, blemishes or other hallmarks of healthy, normal teens.

The untouched original photos will be used in the yearbook.

Image via Reddit

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