Many were outraged when a heavily photoshopped poster for “The Heat,” a movie starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, hit the internet. The UK version of the film’s poster features some pretty heavy altering on McCarthy’s face, which sort of blends it into her neck and makes it look bizarre. Her face also appears thinner than it does it real life.
Supermodel Christie Brinkley is making her thoughts known on the topic, and seems confused as to why they’d do it in the first place. “I’ve been photoshopped before,” she tells Entertainment Tonight. However, she adds, “I think it’s kind of weird to do that with actors because obviously you can’t photoshop a movie and you’re going to be seeing the actors as they are in the movie.”
Brinkley, 59 years old, thinks changing the way well-known and loved people look is a bad idea. “You get to know actors and you just love them the way they are,” she explains, “We all love Melissa McCarthy just the way she is.”
Brinkley also doesn’t appreciate the message photoshopping sends, saying, “Everything gives the message [that] it’s not okay to be old, it’s not okay to be fat, it’s not okay to have any imperfections.” She thinks it’s unfortunate that these tactics are used to sell magazines, but isn’t sure there’s a solution. “I wish that there was some way we could change that.”