As some of the most photographed people on the planet, the Kardashians are no strangers to epic Photoshop fails. The latest mishap comes courtesy of a new #MyCalvins campaign featuring a series of black-and-white images in which the Kardashian-Jenner sisters are decked out in Calvin Klein from head to toe. And while the images don’t seem unusual at first glance, some vigilant fans have zeroed in on one photo in particular after noticing something odd happening with Kourtney’s right arm — or what’s left of it.
As The Daily Mail points out, it looks as though the eldest Kardashian sister’s right forearm is a lot thinner than her left. Digitally retouching images for major ad campaigns is not uncommon, but on closer inspection, it does indeed look like someone over at Calvin Klein might have gotten a little overzealous with the airbrush tool. Social media users agree. “Wow. Who shopped this? They need to be fired. What’s with Kourtney’s one arm? Kourts arm is so photoshopped,’ one Instagram user wrote. “Wish they posted the one before the photoshopping,” another added.
Not long after the backlash ensued, Calvin Klein issued an official statement to Insider, in which the brand attempted to explain the bizarre size difference by providing its own zoomed-in, high-resolution image (below). “As you’ll see from the high-res version of the image, there are no issues with Kourtney’s arm,” the statement said. “However, the light is hitting it which makes it slightly less defined. Unfortunately, when the image is posted to social media in a lower-resolution format, the shape of her arm loses its definition, creating the effect which social media users have commented on.”
The Kardashian-Jenners — who’ve mastered the art of controlling the narrative, especially when it comes to PR hiccups — have yet to comment any mishap, Photoshop-related or otherwise.
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