Kardashian curves in Photoshop row

23:51, Feb 14 2014
MISSING IN ACTION: Where have all the curves gone?

Kardashian sisters Khloe, Kim and Kourtney have had their natural figures downsized for the cover of the British edition of Notebook in what is another Photoshop controversy.

Ironically, the cover is titled, "Style icons with killer curves". But instead of curves, the sisters are showing off tiny waists, elongated necks, petite shoulders and sunken cheeks.

Posting the cover to her Instagram, Kourtney said, "We are all rocking @KardashianKollection on the cover of the British edition of Notebook. Major shout out to @beautybyrokael and @jenatkinhair for my fab glam."

For some the only reaction was how nice Kim's dress was. Others were not fooled by the trio's skinny appearance.

One user said, "You look amazing but seriously, Kim looks so photoshopped!!! Her arms and shoulder doesn't match with her head ..."

A Twitter fan said, "WHY DO YOU FEEL THE NEED TO PHOTOSHOP KHLOE KARDASHIAN?! It's like the world is afraid of curves. #booty".


Their appearance on the Notebook cover was to promote their spring collection, The Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy, which launched this week.

In an interview with Heat World, Kourtney says, "This spring, fashion is all about mixing prints and textures, so I'm looking forward to seeing how women style the pieces from our new Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy. Updated jumpsuits, crop tops and faux leather pencil skirts are some of my favourites from this range and, with this being our largest collection yet, I know all of our fans will be able to find pieces that are perfect for their spring wardrobes."

It is not the first Photoshop controversy for the Kardashians. Earlier this year Kim was accused of photoshopping a selfie of her behind with Blac Chyna.

The curved door in the background led people to believe the picture had been edited.

Photoshop expert Peeje T. told Radar Online that the photos had been "manipulated".

"In the first pic, which I'll call the booty pic, I have diagrammed with a red line how the door should look if it was a normal, straight-edged door. You can definitely see the gap at the same level of Kim's chest. This would be caused by using a tool to expand her breasts," he says.

Digital manipulation will probably always will be debated. A more recent example was the Vogue debacle. Website Jezebel offered a reward for untouched photos of Lena Dunham from its February cover shoot.

Posting before and after pictures, comparing the untouched photos with the published images, the stunt backfired.

The tables turned and Jezebel was accused of trying to generate easy "page clicks" all in the name of feminism.

However, it said the campaign wasn't directed at Dunham.

"This is about Vogue, and what Vogue decides to do with a specific woman who has very publicly stated that she's fine just the way she is, and the world needs to get on board with that. Just how resistant is Vogue to that idea? Unaltered images will tell," it said.

Sydney Morning Herald