Khloe Photoshop fail
photo: Instagram/@khloekardashian

I'll admit it: It's hard to feel sorry for the rich and famous.

Celebrities are idolized for their "perfect" looks, "perfect" bodies, and "perfect" lives. 

But it's important to remember that celebs are people, too — and they have insecurities of their own. 

Publications praise stars' workout regimes and makeup routines, then shamelessly alter their images for their covers. Designers hire celebrities to be the faces of their brands, then airbrush them for their ads. For every adoring Instagram comment or complimentary tweet that a celebrity receives, there are 20 more comments from "fans" pointing out his or her flaws. 

With such intense pressure to look incredible at all times, it's no surprise that celebrities have resorted to Photoshopping themselves in their own personal social media posts. 

But it's one thing to add a filter; it's quite another to erase an entire waist. Here are thirteen celebrity self-editing fails that just made us sad



Beyonce Photoshop fail
photo: Instagram

Beyoncé became our #QueenBey because she's a shameless feminist who uses her platform to uplift and empower women. So what a crushing moment it was to discover that even Beyoncé (read: the closest humankind will ever get achieving perfection) dreams of having a thigh gap.

That's right — check out the weird curve on the step between her thighs. Beyoncé clearly used Photoshop tools to slim her thighs, sadly proving that even Beyoncé feels the pressure to look like Beyoncé.


Beyoncé (Again)

Beyonce photoshop
photo: Instagram

The only thing more upsetting than discovering Beyoncé edits her photos? Realizing that Beyoncé is a repeat Photoshop offender. 

In this Instagram action shot, Bey's followers noticed her thighs looked suspiciously far apart. Beyoncé clearly aspires to have that thigh gap (even though touching thighs mean you're one step closer to becoming a mermaid!?), and her jagged legs are a dead giveaway. 


Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey photoshop fail
photo: Instagram/@mariahcarey

Mariah Carey just can't catch a break. Even before her horrifying New Year's Eve lip-synching fiasco went down, Mariah was caught altering her images on Instagram.

Fans called out the "bendy" cabinets by Mariah's knees, implying that the singer slimmed down her thighs before posting the Thanksgiving selfie. Between her NYE disaster and Photoshop fail, Mariah is clearly under intense pressure to live up to society's expectations.


Aubrey O'Day

Aubrey O'Day photoshop fail
photo: Instagram

In today's Kardashian era, the pressure to have a big butt is real. Just ask Aubrey O'Day.

Check out that warped pool chair to her left. The former Danity Kane vocalist edited her photo to make her booty to look slightly larger...


Aubrey O'Day (Again)

Aubrey O'Day Photoshop fail
photo: Instagram

...and then she made her waist significantly smaller. The internet was horrified when Aubrey posted the image featured on the right to her Instagram account in 2014. 

Fans quickly dug up the original image — and the side-by-sides are striking. Aubrey clearly altered her figure, and her "desired" proportions are harmfully unrealistic.


Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner
photo: Instagram

Before the internet became obsessed with Kylie Jenner's boobs, her followers were preoccupied with her "mysteriously thin" thighs. 

Two years ago, Kylie uploaded this headless mirror selfie to Instagram. Similar to Beyoncé's golf photo, Kylie's followers noticed her thighs — particularly her left thigh —  looked jagged. Critical comments began pouring in, and Kylie quickly replaced the altered photo with an unretouched shot. 


Kylie Jenner (Again)

Kylie Jenner Photoshop fail
photo: Instagram/@kyliejenner

More recently, Kylie posted this mirror selfie in April 2017 to show off her defined waist and curvy booty. 

But instead of noticing her abs of steel, fans zeroed in on that peculiar wall slant and her misshapen curtains. 

Kylie denied the Photoshop allegations, but her followers remained unconvinced.


Jordyn Woods

Jordyn Woods photoshop fail
photo: Instahram/@jordynwoods

A member of Kylie's squad also fell victim to her own Photoshop fail.

Jordyn Woods — Kylizzle's noted sidekick — was called out for Photoshopping her booty after fans noticed her suspiciously blurry backside.


Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian photoshop
photo: Instagram

Photo editing fails (and headless mirror selfies?) must run in the family. Kylie's big sis, Kim Kardashian, also fine-tuned an Instagram photo that she uploaded after she and future sister-in-law Blac Chyna wrapped up a workout. 

The warped mirror to the left of Kim left fans asking, "Is a waist trainer responsible for Kim's body — or did she get that tiny waist from Photoshop?" 


Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez Photoshop
photo: Instagram/@selenagomez

Selena Gomez's makeup artist Hung Vanngo shared this selfie of the singer in January 2017 to show off his talent — which is why fans were upset to discover Selena's face was completely Photoshopped.

Check out that strange divot in the doorway above Selena's shoulder. The accidental dent indicates that there was some airbrushing involved in this photo. I guess the only to way to successfully copy your favorite celebrity makeup looks is to Photoshop your face? Talk about unattainable beauty standards.


Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr photoshop
photo: Instagram

Every year, millions of women engage in the annual tradition of comparing their bodies to the models in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show — and even the Angels themselves fall victim to the constant comparisons.

In 2013, Miranda Kerr "unkowingly" posted a Photoshopped photo from a recent VSFW. Her waist was noticeably contorted, and fans condemned Kerr for uploading an altered image of herself. She rushed to explain:

When I reposted 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.

But her excuse came a little too late. The damage was already done.


Miranda Kerr (Again)

Miranda Kerr Instagram
photo: Instagram

When Miranda Kerr uploaded this photo, her followers noticed that the carpet curved around her silhouette. 

Most body types are excluded by the fashion industry — so what message does it send when a straight-sized model feels compelled to make her body look even smaller?


Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian photoshop
photo: Instagram/@khloekardashian

Last year, Khloe Kardashian uploaded a mirror selfie after a workout. She wanted to show off her rock-hard abs, but her followers were fixated on the bent doorframe behind her. The "Revenge Body" host later admitted that she edited her thighs to make them look "thicker."

"Yes, I did Photoshop [my Instagram picture], but I was trying to make my thinner leg look bigger to match my other leg!" she wrote on her app. "All I want are big, thick thighs, and I hate how skinny my legs are."

But considering Khloe's long history of body shaming herself and her recent attempt to build the "perfect Kardashian" by comparing her sisters' physical features, Khloe's Photoshop fail just gave us another reason to be concerned for Koko and her well-being.