Julia Roberts Ad: Too Perfect for the UK

The UK bans a Julia Roberts cosmetics ad for being overly airbrushed.

Julia Roberts Ad: Too Perfect for the UK

The UK bans a Julia Roberts cosmetics ad for being overly airbrushed.

-Evette Brown

Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington

Pretty Woman Julia Roberts is the newest celeb victim of the UK’s fight against Photoshop.

According to a report from Newser, the British advertising authorities have forced L’Oreal to pull two of Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington’s latest print ads, citing that both bombshells were overly airbrushed.

Looking as if she’s 20 again in two of the ads, Julia Roberts looks fabulous (as always). But, this lack of aging alarmed advertising authorities. They claim the extensive retouching might mislead consumers – especially since one of the ads is about L’Oreal’s new foundation, which is supposed to have the ability to create “natural light.”

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So, what is the powerhouse brand’s response? L’Oreal has admitted to lightening Christy’s skin, but claims that the ads left signs of aging on her face.  As for Julia, there was no comment!

A UK lawmaker who has lobbied in court for ridding advertising of unrealistic images is pleased with the decision. She told the Guardian newspaper, “Both Christy Turlington and Julia Roberts are naturally beautiful women who don’t need retouching to look great. This ban sends a powerful message to advertisers: Let’s get back to reality.”

The UK is working hard to make all women feel beautiful!

Evette Brown is a regular contributor to Betty Confidential.

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2 thoughts on “Julia Roberts Ad: Too Perfect for the UK

  1. My 8-year-old daughter recently asked me if Photoshop is used to make women look perfect in magazines. Did she need a government official to tell her this? Do we need government to “protect” us from advertisers? Has the UK nothing better to do than spend their people’s money on censoring advertisers? Do we need govt’s help in feeling beautiful? When I read this, my first thought was what’s next, euthanizing beautiful people because their beauty makes us feel bad?

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