Hungarian Singer Boggie Uses Music Video to Expose Photoshopping

I came across this video whilst strolling through the internet. Hungarian Singer Boggie's video for the song Parf├╝m is basically of her singing and getting photoshopped. The song itself is also quite lovely.

Sure everyone has heard of photoshopping but I think it's more powerful to visually see what it does and how we're being held to absurd standards. It's nice to see musicians using their videos to not only promote their music, but the social issues they hope to see addressed.

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6 comments:

  1. My boyfriend showed me this video! It's so interesting how much they change. I don't know why they do that. It's just ridiculous!! So glad to see that you posted this! :)

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

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  2. This is so cool! I hate the way they Photoshop models and celebrities in magazines and everywhere else, it drives me nuts. I've written so many term papers and persuasive speeches on this issue in the last few years. Lol. Thanks for sharing! xx, Elizabeth


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  3. We talk about this a lot in my Theories of Visual Culture class. I'm really into learning how to dissect images and media :) Basically pretty people sell more, and when your competitor starts enhancing models, it pushes you to do the same. When everyone photoshops models, it becomes impossible to compete. That's why it's really important to support positive media rather than give your money to magazines etc. that engage in body positive practices like minimal retouching and showcasing diverse body types and skin colors and hairtypes. When body positive magazines fail, it tells the rest of the market that they shouldn't try to become more body positive.

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  4. Oy, me too, This really pisses me off! The only reason certain body types are seen as ugly is because someone told them so. :|

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  5. Oh wow! It's insane how much editing can change of our appearances- and kind of alarming! Beautiful song and message, thanks for sharing Harper!

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  6. Thanks Ingrid! I think it's super important to understand how images are manipulated so we don't get tricked into buying things and feeling bad about ourselves! It's why I love this video :)

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