Not ANOTHER Photoshop fail Victoria's Secret model's thighs looks bizarrely bow-legged in new swimwear shoot
21:34 GMT, 3 July 2012
Victoria's Secret appears to have carved out a model's upper legs, and completely erased her derriere, in what seems to be its latest Photoshop fail.
The new ad, for the lingerie brand's Swim Style Finder promotion, gives the model the appearance of thin, bow-shaped cylinders in place of her thighs.
Posted on the Victoria's Secret Facebook page, the main image is shown next to smaller thumbnails of the model in several different black bikini bottoms, which has caused a backlash from online readers.
Victoria's Secret: The new ad, for its Swim Style Finder promotion, gives the model the appearance of thin, bow-shaped cylinders in place of her thighs
Comparing derriere: The main image is shown next to thumbnails of the model in several different bikini bottoms, which has caused a backlash from consumers
Over 2,000 Facebook comments
worldwide have accused Victoria's Secret of Photoshopping the image
beyond recognition of a normal women's body.
Sundborg, from Sweden, wrote: 'Shame on you Victoria Secret! Your
models are beyond beutiful [sic] and still you feel the need to
Photoshop the picture into something so disgusting! come on, less is
Jensen, from Queensland, Australia pointed out that in the smaller
thumbnail images, the model's thighs touch – while in the main image,
they appear to have been carved out, leaving a large hole between her
User comments: Over 2,000 Facebook users
worldwide accuse Victoria's Secret of Photoshopping the main image
beyond recognition of a normal women's body
Consumer voice: Many used Facebook to put out
a call to action, asking Victoria's Secret to address, and change,
their Photoshopping in ad campaigns.
She wrote: 'Photoshop on the middle tall photo looks like a 7-year-old did it….and you are not helping us women with our self image….she is already thin….why trim her inner thighs and how does the model feel about this so sad….p.s in all the other photos it looks like her thighs touch….because that is reality. STOP PHOTOSHOPPING!!!'
Too airbrushed: In March 2011, a Victoria's Secret model was pictured with unnaturally thin legs in a picture posted on the company's website
Meanwhile, others used the Facebook page
to put out a call to action, asking Victoria's Secret to address, and
change, their Photoshopping in ad campaigns.
Katherine Moore from New Hampshire wrote: 'I think you need to fire your marketing team. Seems like this is the sort of thing you'd address sooner rather than later.'
This isn't the first time Victoria's Secret has been accused of Photoshopping a model to dismaying proportions.
Candice Swaenpoel modelled the Miraculous Multi-way Push-up Bandeau Top last year in an image that caused her to possess shoulders similar to The Incredible Hulk.
Also last year, a Victoria's Secret model was pictured with unnaturally thin legs in a picture posted on the company's website.
She had also been given a bizarre concave shape to her inner thighs while she posed in a bright blue linen beach romper.
MailOnline has reached out to Victoria's Secret for comment, and is currently awaiting a response.