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Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Canadian Parliament Member, Photoshopped (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post  
First Posted: 09/26/2011 10:55 am Updated: 11/26/2011 4:12 am

Lord knows Hollywood is OK with a little bit (OK, a lot) of cleavage. But Canadian parliament? Not so much.

It was brought to our attention yesterday by Contrarian, a Canadian political blog, that rising member of the Canadian parliament Rathika Sitsabaiesan has undergone some quite obvious Photoshopping.

When searched via Google Image, Rathika Sitsabaiesan's name turned up a headshot of her smiling for the camera wearing a white scoop-neck top and a green necklace with a bit of cleavage -- not Christina Hendricks levels, just the average amount for a larger-chested woman.

But Contrarian found that the exact same image appears on Sitsabaiesan's formal Member of Parliament Profile on the Parliament of Canada website -- sans cleavage.

See the two pictured below. Is this just innocuous touching-up in the name of appropriateness... or messing with someone else's body unnecessarily?

Quick Poll

Parliamentary Photoshop:

FINE! That much cleavage isn't appropriate for politics.

UNFAIR. A bit of cleavage shouldn't have anything to do with her job.




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