this is horrible but photoshop was being annoying


“The world is very lovely, and it’s very horrible–and it doesn’t care about your life or mine or anything else.”

― Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

  • Happy Birthday Lacie|January 17th

OMG there are idiots out there that think the Black Widow poster is getting hate because she’s “sexy/feminine”… uh, NO. NO. Have you SEEN that poster? NO ONE is hating on BW for being sexy. Sexy is good! Feminine is good! She is a character who uses those to her advantage. Sexy is fine, and Scarlett Johansson herself is freakin’ gorgeous.

And that right there is the problem.

Scarlett Johansson DOES NOT NEED TO BE PHOTOSHOPPED INTO SOME CREEPY ELONGATED CIRCLE-BOOBED ALIEN CREATURE IN ORDER TO BE SEXY. We are not mad or annoyed because the character is feminine. We are mad that whoever photoshopped this doozy of a poster, because they did a HORRIBLE JOB. The pose itself could have been done better (it makes very little sense IMO), but sexiness in and of itself is NOT what anyone is protesting. It’s the godawful photoshop mutilation of an ALREADY sexy/beautiful/feminine woman. SHE DID NOT NEED THAT - ANY OF IT.

I mean serious did this amazing woman right here:

REEEALLY need to be turned into THIS creepy alien monstrosity for the sake of “sex appeal”?:

Spoiler alert: NO. NO SHE DID NOT. It was all STUPIDLY unnecessary. And WHY? Seriously. Did they start by making her legs ridiculously sexy-long, then realized OOPS her arms needed to be longer too (without realizing elbows don’t go there, btw)? Then, oops, need a SUPER skinny waist! And god forbid the boobs aren’t outlined and enhanced and highlighted/shaped all to hell even though… that’s just… not how boobs work (seriously is she just smuggling hamburgers in her bra - if so I’m okay with that, but I’d have some follow-up questions if that’s the case). AND COME ON, BOOBS ARE AWESOME. EVERYONE LOVES BOOBS - ACTUAL BOOBS. We do not need them “fixed” on photoshop, we really don’t! Boobs are great, let them be boobs!

And nevermind what’s going on with her ribcage, shoulders and head. How is that all even WORKING. It’s not. It’s just… not.

So no, do not EVER think anyone’s judging this awful poster just because Scarlett Johansson is feminine/beautiful/sexy. Well actually, that’s accurate but not in the way you think. We’re mad because she’s sexy, yes - but BECAUSE she’s already sexy, she did not need this horrible treatment. Hell, no one does. Let sexy be sexy, stop turning women into anatomically impossible sex-doll-lookin’ masturbation fodder and calling it “empowering”. You know what would be more empowering? Scarlett Johansson’s real waist. Try that.