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A new promotional photo for the 21st season of "The Voice" is being criticized online.
On Tuesday, NBC released a promotional photo ahead of the upcoming Sept. 20 premiere of the network's hit reality competition. The photo, which featured first-time judge Ariana Grande alongside John Legend, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, has fans accusing the network of over-editing Grande's features to appear unrecognizable.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) August 16, 2021
"They did Ariana dirty," another Twitter user noted.
"I just know Ariana is screaming at someone over that photo," someone else tweeted.
these are just people in Walmart who happen to look vaguely like celebrities
— roodkid (@justroodkid) August 17, 2021
The latest season of "The Voice" has been a highly anticipated by fans ever since it was announced in March that Grande would be joining the show as the newest coach.
The "Positions" singer shared a photo of herself in the judge's seat via Instagram, notifying her fans of her latest exciting career move.
"Surprise! I am beyond thrilled, honoured, and excited to be joining Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Blake Shelton next season," she captioned the post for her more than 260 million followers.
On Aug. 16, Grande also shared her excitement about working with her longtime idol, Kristin Chenoweth.
"I am screaming!" the 28-year-old wrote alongside a clip from the upcoming season. "Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured to announce that my battle advisor for 'The Voice' is the absolute queen of vocals, of funny, of technique, of kindness, of brilliance, and of my heart, the one and only Kristen Chenoweth."