If you want to spark a controversial discussion, just mention the words “Photoshop” and “Instagram” and watch the opinions start flying. People tend to get heated as hell about people altering images and erasing flaws before sharing a snap to social media. (See: JLo or Kris Jenner.) But in the case of one of Chris Hemsworth’s latest Instas, a little Photoshopping might be less about causing controversy and more about kindness.
As The Cut’s eagle eyes spotted, Hemsworth posted a photo of himself with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and the great Anthony Hopkins in celebration of Waititi’s birthday last week. The image shows Hemsworth and Waititi kissing the cheeks of a very lucky (and delighted looking, if we may say) bearded Hopkins. For all the reasons to wish we could trade lives with Sir Anthony Hopkins for a day, this aww-inducing moment may just top the list.
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What a wonderful, controversy-free photo of three guys sharing some love, right? Wrong.
Waititi posted the same photo to his Instagram last month, except in this image, Hopkins is sporting some noticeable sweat stains. “By Odin’s Beard, it’s Mr NZ and Mr Aus sharing an Anzac kiss through a sweaty Anthony Hopkins filter,” the director wrote.
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Of course, Mr. Hemsworth himself is the only person who can definitively tell us whether he decided to do his friend a solid and clean up the image a bit. But it also seems unlikely that Waititi Photoshopped sweat stains on to Hopkins (rude!).
Now before we all start crying foul on an instance of sweat-shaming, if Hemsworth did do the ‘shopping, it was pretty cool of him to take a pause and Photoshop an embarrassing moment away before sharing an image of someone else. May all our friends be as conscientious as Chris Hemsworth.
h/t: The Cut
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