Earlier this week, one of our Forum Buzz editors reported on the possibility that Miranda Kerr had airbrushed one of her own Instagram photos. Below, left, a picture Kerr posted just ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show taping, with the caption: "Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan xxx." And on the right, the original shot, which appeared in Vogue.
One user in the sometimes rowdy and always hilarious Livejournal community, Fashin, has tracked down more evidence of photo manipulation on Kerr's Instagram account. It's damning.
The two shots below (left, Instagram / right, a photo service) were taken from slightly different angles, but in Miranda's version, the giveaway isn't just her narrower waist, it's her weirdly distorted fingers.
A curved line in the otherwise rigid pattern of the carpet, which appears close to Kerr's body. Anyone who's ever used the Smudge tool in Photoshop knows how something like this could have happened…
Same effect as above here, but with the concave shape of the bookshelves in the background. (Yellow lines appear in original Fashin posts to illustrate the distortion.)
For more evidence, visit FASHIN.
[Update: Over the weekend, Kerr posted a response to Instagram, denying accusations that she had airbrushed the original Victoria's Secret photo: "Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was photoshopped. All good intentions- sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!"]