Miranda Kerr Feels the Internet’s Wrath for Posting Photoshopped Pic to Instagram


Victoria’s Secret model, mother, and wife to Hollywood star Orlando Bloom (for now… I’m still hopeful) Miranda Kerr landed in some seriously hot water with the Internet-at-large recently after posting a clearly Photoshopped photograph of herself to her Instagram account.

The photo was actually a repost, which is one of the main reasons it was identified as a ‘shop job so quickly. Last year, an unaltered version of the same photo was posted to the account after the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, garnering over 61,000 likes from fans blown away by the fact that Kerr had managed to get in that kind of shape just a year after having son.

This is that photo (Miranda Kerr is the one in the middle):


This year, Kerr politely declined to walk in the show (which aired earlier this week) in order to focus on her business affairs. She did, however, decide to post the same photo with a message of encouragement and support for her fellow ‘angels’ ahead of the show.

Only one problem… that photo looked like this:


The Internet was immediately caught between rage and confusion, with fans requesting an explanation and detractors tearing into her via the comments. It wasn’t until today that an explanation finally arrived, however.

Once the outrage reached critical mass, Kerr took to Instagram to explain herself. She replaced the photo with the original and captioned the new post by saying:

Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was Photoshopped. All good intentions — sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!

Whether or not this fixes everything is still being debated by fashion blogs and their ilk, as they point to other photos that they claim to be Photoshopped. But whatever the case is, attitude towards ‘shopped photos, in particular those that are obviously altered, seems to be growing more hostile each day.

(via Business Insider)

  • Final_Word

    I don’t blame her. She looks fat in the first one.

  • Final_Word

    Get your eyes checked. Seriously.

  • Final_Word

    You are way too serious about this Mike. Calm down a bit. Please?

  • Final_Word

    What does dating women or having daughters have to do with anything? Get a grip Mikey.

  • Final_Word


    Oh wait, are you actually being serious???

  • Final_Word

    Your rage impresses me.

    Please tell me more about how I can be so angry.

  • Final_Word

    What are you talking about?

  • Dan Howard

    maaan, are you 50 cent, you sound like a rap artist

  • Dave Wilson

    I have two very beautiful daughters. Have dated many women. Was even married once, to the woman I had my daughters with. Sadly that relationship didn’t work out.

    I also work with a fair number of models and am more than aware of how images are handled around the industry. She very EASILY could have made an honest mistake.

    Also, making her waist smaller is something I guarantee my kids will be doing at least a bit of when they’re older. Especially in Instagram photos!

  • Dave Wilson

    If she’s like any of the WOMEN I know, not to mention models, she probably has 7 copies of that photo on her phone and just posted the first one that she got to.

  • Matias Gonua

    Do you really believe that people will think twice because of this?

  • Alexa

    Yes, they are being serious. Just because a model is in a photo does not mean it is their right to publish the photo (unless they have permission from their contractor) This is a problem in creative industries. What if you had a project you didn’t want published anywhere until the official release date? The model has no right unless they are given permission.

    That was just a basic overview, there’s obviously a lot more to it. Considering you don’t even take it seriously means I shouldn’t bother.

  • Boo

    I must say she, whoever she is, looks far better pre-photoshop. I can’t imagine I’m alone in this. What gets into these celebrities’ heads? (and sadly into impressionable teenage girls’ heads via them)

  • Boo

    Great illustration.. Interesting how her ridiculous waist-pinch has also added an inch or two to her companions. :o)
    Also the face-shopping is apparent here and not obvious on the separate pics.

  • Boo

    It’s the brain not the eyes. Some people have no ‘eye’ for proportion, which isn’t the eye itself but the brain’s perception.

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