U.K. Bans Digitally Airbrushed Ads

Julia Roberts Airbrushed
Julia Roberts Airbrushed
Julia Roberts Airbrushed

Photoshop can turn even the most unfortunate face into a centerfold lookalike, but the U.K.’s Advertising Standards Authority doesn’t think it belongs in magazines. The group pulled two L’Oreal ads of Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts, citing that its claims of beautification were digital fabrications. While the ruling is only a single instance, it could set a future standard for an industry built around altered images. Read the full article at PCMag.com


About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.


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