Lady Gaga didn’t speak out loudly against the blatant use of airbrushing back then; but she used her platform at Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards to do so last night. Gaga had a few choice words for the popular mag and it’s use of photoshop and airbrushing for her new December 2013 cover.
“I felt my skin looked too perfect. I felt my hair looked too soft,” said the star. “I do not look like this when I wake up in the morning… I don’t even look like this,” referring to her wild wig and makeup for the evening.
Speaking slowly, Gaga made it clear that the way covers like hers are tweaked and smoothed has damaging effects on the readers who see them. She urged the young people listening to “fight back against the forces that say you have to be beautiful,” and she also called for the publications themselves to change by stating, “It is fair to write about the change in your magazines. But what I want to see is the change on your covers… When the covers change, that’s when culture changes.”
I honestly don’t see what the big deal is. It’s not like they added a new nose or set of eyes into the image. It seems like they just lightly touched her up a bit. Gaga is so dramatic. What do you think?