Celebrity Instagram Photoshop Scandals: Is It Cool To Airbrush IG Posts?

August 22, 2014  |  
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Being famous comes with a lot of pressure, and sometimes even celebrities fold. If news outlets around the world were focused on your image, would you Photoshop it for the fans? And what do you think about these celebrity Instagram photoshop scandals?


When Queen Bey released this Instagram photo of her golf game, people started to wonder if she really woke up like this. The pixels in that unnatural thigh gap can’t be real, can they?

Beyonce Pt. 2

Don’t you hate it when you sit down in a cute pair of shorts and things start to spread? You’re not the only one. B. Scott called Beyonce out on the wavy lines around her iPhone and wine glass that suggest she Photoshopped her thighs. Can you blame her?

Kylie Jenner

Speaking of thigh gaps, Kylie Jenner’s pixelated Instagram post proves you’re never too young or thin to be self conscious about your thighs.

The pixelated shot was the first one to show up. But when critics pointed out what looked like digital altering, Kylie switched it for the one on the right.

Kim Kardashian

One of these women added a little Photoshop to her daily workout routine. Need a hint? Check out the waves in the floor plan around Kim’s waistline.

Miranda Kerr

Apparently not even pencil-thin Miranda Kerr thinks she’s thin enough. Check out the book shelf right around her rear end.


We’re wondering if TV presenter Donatella is even trying to hide this waist-slimming Photoshop job. Or is there just something seriously wrong with the shape of her front door?

Britney Spears

Not all Photoshop jobs are about tucking it in. This IG photo of Britney has us wondering if someone Photoshopped abs on the already slimmed-down celeb.

Aubrey O’Day

These Instagram shots of Aubrey O’Day prompted one blogger at The Superficial to ask whether or not Aubrey lives in a “godd*mn fun house.” And the odd shape of her thighs and wavy floor and background has us wondering if she didn’t go a little overboard too.

Kanye West

Kim’s not the only one who’s obssessed with Photoshop. Kanye says that he spent his honeymoon Photoshopping this famous wedding shot. The process took four days of “exhaustive” editing and retouching before it was Internet-ready.

We don’t know if it’s how we’d spend our honeymoon but it is the most-liked photograph in Instagram history.

K. Michelle

K. Michelle’s curves have always been out of control but she’s apparently not afraid to take them to another level.

Sundy Carter

Don’t you hate it when your home girl upstages you in your own Instagram shot? We might just take another picture. But Sundy decided to giver herself a little Photoshop help and warped the pool tiles in the process.


Ex Flavor of Love star Deelishis is the only celebrity on this list with proof she’s not Photoshopping her Instagram posts. But why would she need to?

Mariah Carey

Nick Cannon’s wife Photoshops most of her publicity shots. But you can usually catch a candid shot of her on Instagram — except, of course, for this one where her face has clearly had a little…touching up.

Miley Cyrus

We’ll say one thing about Miley, she definitely knows how to take the cake. She hasn’t admitted that she Photoshopped her rear end in this “Anaconda” homage but we’re just going to assume she assumed we already knew.

Daniel Bernstein

We don’t know who to trust anymore. Famous fashion blogger Daniel Bernstein has been accused of Photoshopping her already thin thighs. Check out the bump above her right knee. Is that a digital diet or the way her legs normally look?

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