12/31/2013 09:06 am ET

The 10 Most Truly Awful Photoshop Fails Of 2013


Photoshop fails can be at once grotesque and hilarious, but mostly expose the insidious reality of our clawing quest towards physical perfection. They tend to happen when some air brusher spends way too much time zoomed in on a limb or breast, since women’s bodies are, of course, collections of parts that can always be more attractive.

I know I rail a lot about our impossible beauty standard, but these 10 incredibly awful photoshop fails from 2013 show us just how much of a moving target our beauty standard is. No one on earth can hit it, because no one will ever be born as beautiful as we’ve convinced ourselves we can make them with computers.

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