This is so bad that they do this, Young girls think they're not the right weight. Some girls look up to some people so much, it affects they a lot more, than most people. When i was younger, I got put down a lot about these things. It's disgusting! no healthy woman looks that
Morally, nope. Ethically, a little bit. Touching up a photo is fine when you remove a small blemish, stray strand of thread and so on. When you redefine the anatomy of the model, like in the image above, then you start running into some issues. On the photographers end, integrity is absolutely compromised. The publishers who print this stuff are being irresponsible. It has also been my experience that grown women are equally vulnerable to messages put out by this sort of thing.
I remember seeing this when it first popped up on photoshopdisators, where it was universally held up as an example of photoshop abuse. when Ralph Lauren discovered they sent their lawyers after them and forced them to take it down. Ironically, it probably made this image more famous.
their job is to sell magazines and ad space - their job is not to teach - I don't think young girls make their selfs shinny due to the ads - more to do with looking for an ideal mate - Asia is a good example
if something like artificial beauty without meaning ...makes one feel ugly and entices your curiousity takeing away your self-respect..then this type of beauty is dangerous because your truth is covered or hidden and truth helps us cope and find meaning..living a lie makes us cold like the models pose in the magasine...and a lifestyle of doubting will in turn make one doubt oneself with no purpose or someone elses purpose....the important lesson here is "be yourself" even if these magasines tell one differently...i like all kinds of women...just like being in the garden in summer and every flower like woman is relevent...competitions to can make one feel irrelevent...so believe in oneself i would say as competition is inevitable in art/beauty