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Video Vault: Singer’s Video Demonstrates How Fake Music Videos Can Truly Be

by Erika Nicole Kendall

Uh, so… yeah. Talk about shocked.

And here, I thought The Photoshop Diet was major.

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This just gave me a headache.

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Marin January 23, 2014 - 10:03 AM

Wow. I had heard of “small” things like stretching film to make people look taller, but this is a whole other level. I pray this goes viral. I wish this were considered false advertising so legal action could be taken. I mean, if commercials for mascara have to disclose when models are wearing fake lashes, shouldn’t there be a warning label on stuff like this??

I’m helping my friend (a divorced dad) as he deals with a pre-teen daughter who is starting to get down on herself about not looking like girls on TV, etc. I’m immediately forwarding to him. Thank you.

seejanesweat January 23, 2014 - 10:50 AM


Stephanie January 23, 2014 - 11:07 AM

Just goes to show you that beauty can be created. Which is not to say that she wasn’t beautiful at the beginning of the video and through ‘magic’ became beautiful at the end. We (especially Sisters) have to learn that beauty comes from the inside. And even if we aren’t the size we want to be or have skin not as smooth and clear as we’d like it to be–all we have is what God gave us and we should be happy–no matter what!

squeesh July 2, 2014 - 4:40 AM

What’s tripped out about the video is that there was nothing wrong with the woman in the video, she looked just fine, but she really didn’t need a total makeover. Just goes to show you how media manipulation works, and how we as woman are always damn near killing ourselves trying to achieve this societal definition of perfect beauty that dosen’t even exist—ain’t that a trip!

If you look on the site for the British newspaper, the Guardian, they did something similar only a couple of months ago, they took a relatively nice-looking white woman and showed her getting a makeover time-lapse video. By the time they were through with her, she looked ;like a painted-over mannequin–they took anything that was distinctive about her and buried it under this horribly unreal-looking platinum surface. In order words, she looked far better BEFORE the makeover. There’s way too much emphasis on looks practically everywhere in society today, with an insane emphasis on plastic surgery as the solution to all our ills–frankly, it’s too disgusting.

T.R. January 23, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Wow, I didn’t know you could photo shop things other than photos. I was really giving them the benefit of the doubt and thinking it was good makeup and lighting. Oh well another one bites the dust.

leslie January 23, 2014 - 9:41 PM

I have supervised edits on these at a former job for some very short videos of popular celebs (VERY popular). They did everything from change skin color, swap out hands, rotate and reposition limbs, lengthen spine and take off 30lbs! It’s not new.

Silver January 24, 2014 - 2:09 AM

So upsetting that women try harder and harder every day to look like edited images, and even videos now. This blew me away.

Kami January 24, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Wow, I learned something new about photoshop. It makes me think about advertisements for acne products, fitness dvds, etc. and before and after pictures for all ads. The after picture is always a perfect face with a smile. I am always skeptical about these many things on television. Hopefully, more people see these videos and demand more realistic images, because it influences everything.

Janine February 10, 2014 - 10:24 PM

Needed this today. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica June 10, 2014 - 3:30 PM

As she was singing, it almost looked like her eyes were watering. Like she could have cried at the drop of a dime. Shows passion for what she is demonstrating. We have to enjoy our natural beauty. If u can’t stand to look at urself without makeup or clothes on, thats a problem that requires some soul searching, cause photoshop is a false temporary fix.

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