When BuzzFeed’s Try Guys let Photoshop whizzes retouch their images to look like idealized male bodies, the video went viral. And they kept hearing the same response from women: We deal with this stuff literally every day. So they took things one step further and made another video where they recreated four famous images of women who experienced “Photoshop fails.”
The premise is silly, but it really takes a set of average guys getting retouched the way female models do all the time to show how outrageous our beauty standards have become. “I don’t want to be seen as a sex object. I want to be seen as a fun person,” says Keith Habersberger, one of the Try Guys. The sad takeaway from this video? Unless an image says it isn’t Photoshopped, it’s probably been retouched.