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Forever 21 photoshops kneecaps off models

Nadine Bells
Shine On
March 26, 2012
Forever 21 model
Forever 21 model

Apparently Ann Taylor doesn't have a monopoly on Photoshop failure.

This week, Buzzfeed pointed out that Forever 21 doesn't like kneecaps.

See the evidence here.

I'm not sure why anyone would want to erase the evidence that we have joints mid-leg, but the resulting Barbie-like images are just plain awkward.

Apparently knee-less-ness isn't attractive to men. Bewildered Guyism's Chris Spags asks if "having legs like a carrot are the hot trend this spring."

[See also: Video spoof unrealistic standards of beauty]

Jennifer Wright of The Gloss "defends" Forever 21, tongue firmly in cheek:

"To be fair, kneecaps are pretty gross. All bumpy. With their...bones. You know who look better? People who have no discernible bones protruding of any kind. So, the people that exist in Forever 21's fevered, photoshop happy imagination. And also your crate of Barbie dolls, who taught you that being pretty means not being able to bend your legs like a human being (also, not having nipples)."

While some of us may not like our bony/saggy/achy/whatever knees, we still need them, Forever 21.

And we're pretty sure your models have very pretty knees. Please let them be.

Isn't it time advertisers start easing up on the Photoshop?

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