If you thought the airbrushing gods stuck to models and actresses and fashion magazines, you’re wrong. They’ve now turned their smoothing talents to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
Behold the cover (and apologies for the low-res / small image, it’s all we could find):
And behold Nancy Pelosi’s real-life looks:
The Washington Examiner was the first to report on the eerie sheen of Pelosi’s computerized face and what might be most interesting about the controversy isn’t the photoshopping itself — because, well, it happens and, frankly, reporting on it is getting old — but, as Jezebel points out, the fact that the Examiner seems to blame Pelosi for it happening in the first place.
They open the article with the question: “If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House?”
Well, because Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears don’t actually get the flak. It’s the publications and advertisers and post-production people who do. It’s not Pelosi’s fault that Capitol File was a bit heavy-handed with the softening tool — though her people do deny any airbrushing — and accordingly, it’s the magazine itself that should be taken to task.