Photoshop fail: the one where a teenager in a bikini is given a thigh gap.

Here at Mamamia, we don’t shy away from calling out on ridiculous Photoshop fails we see in our internet travels – just like this one that comes courtesy of the US Target website.

Take a quick look at the Xhilaration Junior midkini two-piece cossies below, on first glance it seems like a fairly innocent image of a teenager in a cute bikini.

Now take a closer look, and you’ll see it’s the trifecta of Photoshop fails:

Her limbs have been stretched to Mr. Elastic proportions, her hips have been shaved down and WHAT IS GOING ON with her crotch area?

Oh right, they’ve Photoshopped a thigh gap onto a teenage model’s body.

Target sent a statement to BuzzFeed, which apologised for the image. “This was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize. We have removed the image from our website,” they said in an email.

What’s disturbing here is not only is someone with inferior retouching skills attacking catalogue images, but that images of teenagers are being slimmed down in the first place.


Unfortunately, this is just one of many Photoshop fails we’ve seen:

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