Viewpoint: Jameela Jamil on why airbrushing should be illegal
I would like to put airbrushing in the bin. I want it gone. I want it out of here.
I think it's a disgusting tool that has been weaponised, predominantly against women, and is responsible for so many more problems than we realise because we are blinded by the media, our culture and our society.
I suffered from eating disorders as a teenager and so I know how damaging 'perfect' images in magazines can be.
Okay. Just curious though, why do you wear makeup? Are you trying to make yourself appear more attractive than you really are? Have you considered that your beauty efforts may make other women and girls suffer from low self-esteem?
Still, I understand what she's saying. While we're at it, can we force McDonalds and Burger King to use real burgers that you actually get at a drive-thru in their ads?Here are the reasons why I want to have it banned:
It's a lie to the consumer
If you buy the products airbrushing is used to advertise, you won't look like the person in the photograph.
It's used to smooth lines, hide blemishes, lighten skin, slim features, lengthen limbs, and brighten eyes and teeth.
It exists to sell a fantasy to the consumer that this 'perfection' is indeed possible. If you have yet to achieve this beauty standard, it tells you, you should buy some expensive products immediately, because then you will look like the person in the photo. (But, as I said just a moment ago, you won't.)
How is this ethical or even legal?
https://www.boredpanda.com/fast-food-ads-vs-reality/ Many comparisons of advetisement images vs. actual products purchased.
(This is actually one of the better examples for burgers.)
I guess a person who believes that buying a makeup product will make them look like the model in the magazine, would expect their burger at McDonalds to look like the one in the ad.