Model Fights Back Against Swimwear Brand Who Photoshopped Her Body In Photoshoot
An Australian model has fought back against swim brand Fella Swim after the photoshopped images of her without her consent.
Meagan Kausman shared a before and after snap on Instagram, showing the retouch work the company did to her photoshoot pictures.
Captioning the image, Meagan wrote:
‘I recently did a photoshoot wearing Fella Swim, with an extremely passionate and talented underwater photographer, Pip. Her photos are magical; they capture women in water and celebrate their beauty. This morning I was extremely shocked to see that Fella Swim had uploaded a photoshopped version of Pip's original photo to their Instagram page. They had drastically altered my body, thinning out my stomach and thighs in an attempt to box me in to the cultural ideal of beauty.
‘Above is their version below is the real version. My body is a size 8, not a size 4. That's my body! I refuse to stand by and allow ANY company or person to perpetuate the belief that "thinner is better". All women are beautiful, and we come in different shapes and sizes! This industry is crazy!!!! It is NOT OKAY to alter a woman's body to make it look thinner. EVER!’
The model has now spoken out to media in protest of the use of photoshop to drastically alter women's bodies.
Swimwear brand Fella Swim released a statement on their Facebook page apologising for any offence but claimed that they were only acting by the same industry standards as all other fashion lines and brands. The company have since deleted their Facebook page.