Victoria’s Secret received negative comments on an Aug. 1 Facebook and Instagram post featuring its bras that seemed to show a model whose arms had been retouched, outlets reported Monday.
It’s no secret that basically every fashion photo you see is heavily retouched. And Victoria’s Secret in particular has been harshly criticized for just how much it apparently Photoshops images of its models. But if savvy social media followers are right, the over-Photoshopping is still going strong, as evidenced by a photo posted on Victoria’s Secret’s Facebook and Instagram pages last week.
The photo, which features top models Martha Hunt and Stella Maxwell, might look run-of-the-mill at first, but take a closer look at Hunt’s arms. Commenters are pointing out that her right arm looks unnaturally smoothed out, and her left elbow is sticking out too far behind Maxwell to look natural.
Of course, it could have just been off lighting or weird angles, but fans of the brand are blaming overly zealous retouching. “Loving the Photoshop on the left,” an Instagram commenter joked. “The Photoshopping on the arm of the girl on the left is concerning,” another commenter wrote on Facebook. “Did anyone actually look at this photo before it was published?”
Neither Hunt nor Maxwell has addressed the image via social media as of Monday morning. Cosmopolitan.com has reached out to Victoria’s Secret for comment on the photo.