Faking news and doctoring images is easier than ever nowadays, but sadly, it’s not reserved for “light” stuff that people share on Instagram. Fox News was recently accused of reporting fake news, and they got busted thanks to badly photoshopped images. And I mean really badly!
We’ve seen plenty of hilarious and downright incredible Photoshop fails. One thing they never fail to do, though, is making us laugh. A few days ago, an episode of “The Bachelor” came under the spotlight for its terrible Photoshop job. It features women in bikinis having a photoshoot, but the producers apparently believed that some bikinis revealed too much. So, they “extended” them by literally painting them in, and it looks so terrible that I highly suspect they used MS Paint.
Earlier this month, GQ magazine published an article about a group of tech titans who visited Brunello Cucinelli’s Italian village. The photo following the article showed fifteen men and two women from Silicon Valley. But something about the photo looked off. And indeed, it was – there were actually no women in it, they were Photoshopped in before the photo was published.
The interim president of Kazakhstan Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has been in the center of a recent Photoshop fail. In his official images, the leader’s face has been so obviously beauty-retouched, that they look like he applied beauty filters for Instagram. And as an assumption goes, it’s all done to make him look as a younger and as a “fresh face.”
Swedish-born Instagram star Johanna Emma Olsson recently posted photos from her glamorous trip to Paris, posing in front of some iconic locations. But it didn’t take long for her followers to figure out that something is fishy. At a closer look, it’s easy to see that the photos are fake. So, the Instagrammer got bashed by her fans and of course, the whole case got viral.
We’ve seen plenty of Photoshop fails in promotional posters or magazines (and this is my absolute favorite). The latest fail has been spotted in promotional pictures for The Apprentice, where fans noticed that some contestants look like they have three hands. Of course, people were quick to joke about it on social media. But BBC claims that it’s not a Photoshop fail, but that a “lightning illusion” is to blame.
Vanity Fair has recently published their annual Hollywood issue. The photo taken by Annie Leibovitz features some amazing stars, such as Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, and Harrison Ford. However, the photo caused reactions on Twitter not because of the superstars – but because of their “extra limbs.” Thanks to Photoshop fail and unfortunate position of the dress, Reese Witherspoon got an extra leg, and Oprah Winfrey got an additional hand.
Celebrities, especially sports celebrities, seem to be fairly common targets for badly done Photoshop, but rarely has one responded quite like Brandon Jennings.
While the former Milwaukee & Detroit point guard was a free agent, fan “Alex L” suggested he sign with the Sacramento Kings using one of the worst Photoshop jobs in sports history to illustrate his point.