Target Under Fire for Photoshopping 'Thigh Gaps' On Models

Target is catching heat for Photoshopping advertisements targeted toward image conscious teenagers and young adults.

The retail giant altered the images to add crude “thigh gaps” on the images of models wearing bikinis. The graphic artist also altered the torso and waist of the models to give them a desired, but unrealistic Barbie shape.

The altered ads resulted in angry comments on Jezebel magazine‘s website.

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Jay Z

Bosses at high end retailer Barneys released a statement apologizing to rapper Jay Z following media reports of racial profiling incidents involving black consumers at the New York location.

2 young black shoppers filed separate complaints accusing Barneys of racially profiling them after they made purchases of a $2,500 Celine handbag and a $350 Ferragamo belt.

But instead of apologizing to the shoppers who were racially profiled, Barneys apologized to Jay Z for inconveniencing him.

“We deeply regret that these recent events have distracted from the great work of the Shawn Carter Foundation, and we offer our sincere apologies to Mister Carter,” said Barneys CEO Mark Lee.

And you scoffed when I said Jay Z was behaving like HE was the victim?

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CVS and Walgreens are among the retail chains that plan to ban sales of the current Rolling Stone magazine with Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover on the cover. New England-based grocery store chain Tedeschi Foods also plans to ban sales of the magazine in its stores.

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