Thursday, August 31, 2006

Katie Couric Loses 20 Pounds in 20 Seconds!

A lot of people are talking about this altered photo of Katie Couric (above).

From an MSNBC article:

The incoming “CBS Evening News” anchor appears significantly thinner in a network promotional magazine photo thanks to digital airbrushing. The touched-up photo of Couric dressed in a striped business suit appears on the inside of the September issue of Watch! which is distributed at CBS stations and on American Airlines flights.

So, why are so many people talking? Why isn't the same attention brought to all the models and actors that get airbrushed all the time? Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that someone got caught. But why has it taken so long for them to get caught?

We want to hear from YOU!
Why are so many people talking about this?
Are you glad people are talking about airbrushing, or
do you think the media is making a big deal out of nothing?
Now that airbrushing is "the norm," do you think it's OK? Why or why not?


donnaidh_sidhe said...

Her face is also several shades paler in the new photo.

Anonymous said...

huh?! I don't get it.

Katherine said...

I think if we're going to draw all this attention to ONE media person who was airbrushed and ignore the others, it's wrong. But if we're willing to expose all of them, then LET'S DO IT!
I hate this. I actually thought Katie Couric was slim...

Nobodie said...

Do you think Couric made the tech guys airbrush the photo because she was scared about her weight?

Could you see the difference? I definitely could. Her dress is also brow in the airbrushed picture, and navy blue in the original one. Her face is several shades paler than in the original photo, as mentioned by the commentor donnaidh_sidne.

Why does the media care about Katie Couric's weight? It's normal. I thought Katie was slim, Katherine, me too......