The 11 Biggest Photoshop Fails of 2017

The year’s most talked-about photo fails.

From warped walls to extra-long arms, here are the worst Photoshop fails from 2017.

The Wall in This Selena Gomez Photo

In January, celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo posted this glam shot of Selena Gomez, but the wall above Gomez’s shoulder appeared warped, and nobody could figure out what, exactly, needed to be altered.

Jesy Nelson’s Right Leg in This Music Video


In January, Little Mix member Jesy Nelson was the victim of a few bad moments that appeared Photoshopped in the music video for Touch — like in this shot, in which the singer’s right leg appeared to be smaller than the left one.

Gigi Hadid’s Arm in Vogue

Vogue‘s March issue celebrated “modern American women,” but people took notice of what appeared to be Gigi Hadid’s super long arm and hand across Ashley Graham’s waist.

These Retouching Notes on Net-a-Porter

In March, online retailer Net-A-Porter accidentally published a photo that was covered in retouching notes. ‘We post images that accurately represent the garments so that customers receive product they expect,’ a representative for Net-A-Porter wrote in an e-mail. ‘This image was uploaded to our product page in error and the notes refer exclusively to the garments.’

Kim Kardashian West’s Skin in Her KKW Beauty Ad

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Kim Kardashian West posted promotional images for her beauty line, KKW Beauty, to Instagram in June — but one photo had people accusing her of blackface. ‘I was really tan when we shot the images, and it might be that the contrast was off’ she later told The New York Times. ‘But I showed the image to many people, to many in the business. No one brought that to our attention. No one mentioned it. We saw the problem, and we adapted and changed right away. Definitely I have learned from it.’

Kris Jenner’s Right Arm in This Instagram Photo

Kris Jenner posted an ad for Flat Tummy Tea in June, but all anybody could look at was what appeared to be her heavily-edited right arm.

Emily Ratajkowski’s Breasts and Lips in Madame Figaro Magazine

In September, Emily Ratajkowski appeared on the cover of French magazine Madame Figaro but noticed that her lips and breasts were photoshopped. ‘I was extremely disappointed to see my lips and breasts altered in photoshop on this cover,’ she wrote on Instagram. ‘I hope the fashion industry will finally learn to stop trying to stifle the things that make us unique and instead begin to celebrate individuality.’

Alicia Vikander’s Neck in the Tomb Raider Poster

This Tomb Raider poster featuring Alicia Vikander went viral in September, because she appeared to have an unusually bendy neck.

Solange’s Hair in ES Magazine

dtmh @eveningstandardmagazine

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In October, Solange called out the London Evening Standard for photoshopping her hair on the cover of its magazine. She posted the original photo on Instagram along with the caption, ‘dtmh’ (don’t touch my hair). ‘The decision to amend the photograph was taken for layout purposes,’ The Evening Standard later explained, ‘but plainly we made the wrong call and we have offered our unreserved apologies to Solange.’

10 The Hands in This Netflix Photo for The Babysitter


If you looked quickly, you probably would have missed it. In October, one Reddit user noticed the sitter pictured on on Netflix’s page for The Babysitter appeared to have two right hands.

11 Lupita Nyong’o’s Hair in Grazia UK

As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women's complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh

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Lupita Nyong’o took to Instagram to express her disapproval with how Grazia UK edited her hair for its November issue, writing, ‘I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like.’ Photographer An Le later apologised, saying, ‘I realise now what an incredibly monumental mistake I have made and I would like to take this time to apologise to Ms. Nyong’o and everyone else that I did offend.’

This article originally appeared in Cosmopolitan.com

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