Target Apologizes for their Photoshopping Fail
It's safe to say Target isn't having the most stellar 2014. In fact, it may go down as one of the worst years for the retail giant. Many shoppers still have a bad taste in their mouths from their massive security breach (which affected more than 70 million), so when news broke out about their recent embarrassing Photoshop blunder, customers were naturally outraged. Target has now come out with an apology, calling it an "unfortunate error."
After having to do a ton of damage control promising customers that shopping at their store is still safe, Target's PR team had to quickly address their most recent oops. On Tuesday, a teen swimsuit model appeared highly Photoshopped, revealing an unrealistic thigh gap and stick straight arms. Her crotch had been cropped out, her shoulders jutted out and her skin shined pristinely, almost Barbie-like, as though she was a toy.
“It was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize. We removed the image from the site and we’re working to get a new image up there," Target spokeswoman told ABC News.
Unfortunately, we're not sure anyone is ready to forgive Target for this gaffe. While the security breach may have been out of their hands, this Photoshopping job was intentional. Of course, they may not have planned on cropping out a major chunk of the model's bikini bottom, but they definitely wanted to whittle down the rest her already skinny body. Are normal teenage girls supposed to expect that their Xhiliration swimsuits will look exactly like how it does on her?
For shame, Target. For shame.