Jennifer Love Hewitt Excessive Cleavage Ad Changes Photo Editing Perceptions
Jennifer Love Hewitt's recent advertisement for her new show "The Client List" has advertisers again questioning the legitimacy of photographic enhancements.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) April 22, 2012 - Hollywood's use of digital makeup to mask the imperfections of its idolized talent pool is no secret. However, the use of digital altering in fashion and advertising has fired up a debate among critics. Recent original images of notable cover girls Kim Kardashian, Keira Knightley, George Clooney and others have advertisers and consumers questioning whether digital alterations paint a distorted image human body.
Fashion retailer Jacob has stopped photo retouching (http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2010/09/03/con-jacob-retouch.html) stating that "By adopting an official policy and broadcasting it publicly, we hope to reverse the trend in digital photo manipulation that has become excessive in our industry."
However, recent headlines involving an advertisement for Lifetime's new series "The Client List" shows another side to digital image enhancement. Due to pressure from other advertisers, as well as complains from consumers, Jennifer Love Hewitt received a digital breast reduction (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/09/jennifer-love-hewitt-digital-breast-reduction-client-list-poster_n_1412891.html) in one version of the advertisement.
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