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Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight
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Facebook Group Photoshops Plus-Sized Women To ‘Inspire’ Them To Lose Weight

Photoshop has become synonymous with “beautifying” photos that would otherwise have imperfections. In some cases, this is OK, and magazines and online media do some photo editing with a subject’s consent. Recently, however, a group going by the name of “Project Harpoon” (Facebook page presently shut down) has drawn criticism for photoshopping plus-size models to appear thinner. An offshoot of ThInnerBeauty, a website, and subreddit, the group aims to “inspire” its targets to lose weight.

“Here at ThInnerBeauty we provide people with visible, achievable healthy body goals,” says the page description on Reddit. “We do this by showing how much more beautiful they could look if they made the difficult, lifelong commitment to a regimen of personal fitness. This is a place where we can manipulate plus-size girls’ photos to highlight the difference between how they are and how they could be.”

The Reddit site appears to be slightly less prone to body shaming, as many of the photoshopped images are submitted by real users asking to be motivated.

More info: thinnerbeauty.org | reddit.com | twitter (h/t: demilkedhellogiggles)

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CandaceLovejoy
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6 years ago

Fuck this. Look, I'm all for promoting a healthier lifestyle. But photo-shopping someone else's body without their consent is a dick move. You aren't trying to "motivate" them to be healthier-- you are simply saying, we'd feel more comfortable with you if you looked like this. Further more, jesus effin christ, those photo-shopped images are so unrealistic-- NO woman alive is going to have that tiny waist and huge breast naturally-- especially not if they lose that much weight. Can we all just fuck off and stop telling other people what to do with their bodies?!

VanessadeJong-Kountul
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6 years ago

Exactly! Why would these women care what those photo-shoppers think? If they like how they look, than that's fine. In Fact I think that's all that matters

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LaurenElizabeth
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6 years ago

This is ridiculous. A lot of these girls aren't even big. You are just body shaming for the hell of it. They are all gorgeous even if they are over-weight, but that is their decision. You don't even know if they are exercising or eating a healthy diet now.. I hate when people assume things. Tess holiday goes to the gym contrary to popular belief. Stop "fat shaming" and fix whatever is going wrong in your life that urges you to judge someone else and try to hurt them.

rickhctep(Rick45)
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6 years ago

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All the extra weight all the extra blood pressure all the extra wear on the back, hips and leg joints, the human body was not created to carry all this extra weight, if you were at work had a normal body and were carrying a bag on your back with all this extra weight in it you would probably get suspended and a letter from the health & safety committee.

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HildeMarstrander
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6 years ago

Some of these women look better "now", not "after". Someone had a very bad idea.

KimLee
Community Member
6 years ago

@joshua mcdonald: Hope you have the pride to face your daughter one day when she's struggling with her own body image issues....ALL women go through it, and it's obvious she will have to lean more on her mother for rearing and support and not from some asshole like you.

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CandaceLovejoy
Community Member
6 years ago

Fuck this. Look, I'm all for promoting a healthier lifestyle. But photo-shopping someone else's body without their consent is a dick move. You aren't trying to "motivate" them to be healthier-- you are simply saying, we'd feel more comfortable with you if you looked like this. Further more, jesus effin christ, those photo-shopped images are so unrealistic-- NO woman alive is going to have that tiny waist and huge breast naturally-- especially not if they lose that much weight. Can we all just fuck off and stop telling other people what to do with their bodies?!

VanessadeJong-Kountul
Community Member
6 years ago

Exactly! Why would these women care what those photo-shoppers think? If they like how they look, than that's fine. In Fact I think that's all that matters

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LaurenElizabeth
Community Member
6 years ago

This is ridiculous. A lot of these girls aren't even big. You are just body shaming for the hell of it. They are all gorgeous even if they are over-weight, but that is their decision. You don't even know if they are exercising or eating a healthy diet now.. I hate when people assume things. Tess holiday goes to the gym contrary to popular belief. Stop "fat shaming" and fix whatever is going wrong in your life that urges you to judge someone else and try to hurt them.

rickhctep(Rick45)
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

All the extra weight all the extra blood pressure all the extra wear on the back, hips and leg joints, the human body was not created to carry all this extra weight, if you were at work had a normal body and were carrying a bag on your back with all this extra weight in it you would probably get suspended and a letter from the health & safety committee.

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HildeMarstrander
Community Member
6 years ago

Some of these women look better "now", not "after". Someone had a very bad idea.

KimLee
Community Member
6 years ago

@joshua mcdonald: Hope you have the pride to face your daughter one day when she's struggling with her own body image issues....ALL women go through it, and it's obvious she will have to lean more on her mother for rearing and support and not from some asshole like you.

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