This is not the first time the Internet is disappointed by digital manipulations to cover stars, and it is unlikely to be the last, but Gigi Hadid’s latest photoshop faux pas has really angered the Internet.
The model was not victim to one, but two photoshop faux pas, which left the model without one of her most distinctive features.
Gigi’s cover of Vogue China features the model with her abs on display, which made it even more obvious that the model’s signature birthmarks are mysteriously absent from her toned abdomen.
The model spoke to Allure last year and told them she loves her birthmarks and does not want them photoshopped.
“A lot of people get mad at me when they’re Photoshopped out…If they are, that’s the client’s decision. I love them.”
While Gigi posted the photo on her Instagram with no comment regarding the absent birthmarks, fans did not take long to spot the difference.
“Where are her moles?” wrote one fan, while another condemned the aggressive tweaks, “They edit you too much, you [sic] gorgeous birth marks and all.”
While one fan demanded answers, “WHERE ARE YOUR CUTE LIL FRECKLES…WHY WOULD YOU PHOTOSHOP THAT.”
The removal of her freckles was not the only thing that sparked anger in the fans, with some noting the lightness of the models skin.
“Way to [sic] white wash,” read one comment.
Light complexions are sought-after in many Asian countries, where light skin is often an indication of class. So it is very likely that Gigi’s cover was victim to skin-whitening.