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Fashion Media's Artificial Ideal

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In contemporary fashion media nothing is real. Bodies and faces are digitally edited making the models in magazines look skinnier or more muscular to fit today’s societies ideal of “beauty” that the media has created. Even though these images are edited many of the models are seriously underweight in the first place and could qualify for having an eating disorder. The young adults of America have grown up around these images and have been lead to believe that this is the way they should look. Many men and women have tried to obtain these bodies, but as they try, they can develop body dysmorphic disorder a serious type of mental illness where individuals become preoccupied with imagined or minor flaws of their own appearance. If not stopped, these disorders can end in the individual's death. 


Consumers of fashion media:
We the undersigned are calling on the creators of America’s fashion media to stop using digital editing to change the shapes of models' bodies/faces, and to stop the hiring of models who have eating disorders. We would rather see healthy real people in magazines rather than the digital edited unhealthy figures we have been viewing. Because of this, we will no longer buy from these companies until they change their ways.

Creators of fashion media:
We the undersigned will no longer contribute to the negative body image of America's youth, by editing the bodies and faces of models and hiring those that are underweight.


The Kaleidoscopes: A group of students at the Art Institute of Seattle that are against the editing of models bodies and the hiring of models with eating disorders in Fashion Media.


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