Rad Teen Girls Petition Teen Vogue Not To Photoshop Models
9:45 am, July 5th | by Laura Donovan
Following the successful protest from 14-year-old Julia Bluhm to get Seventeen magazine to cut down its photoshopping of models, two SPARK Movement teenagers are asking Teen Vogue to do the same.
Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar have just called upon the publication to “Follow Seventeen’s example and pledge not to alter any model’s body or face and to celebrate beauty in all its forms,” adding “It’s time for an end to the digitally enhanced, unrealistic ‘beauty’ we see in the pages of magazines. We are demanding that teen magazines stop altering natural bodies and faces so that real girls can be the new standard of beauty.”
They’ve gotten more than 10,000 signatures but have a long way to go before reaching Bluhm’s level of impact, as the Maine resident garnered 84,000 endorsements on her own campaign. It took two months for Seventeen to comply with Bluhm’s requests though, so I’m sure the girls behind this movement don’t have as easy an endeavor as they think.