If Rosamund Pike isn’t “good enough,” where is the rest of us? The actress says her breasts were enlarged by Photoshop for a promotional poster for the 2011 Johnny English Reborn film, and if you look at the picture, they seem significantly larger, of course, it had to be her breasts that were blown up like party balloons that appear in the same picture Not having told anyone, “Show off Rowan Atkinson’s crotch and let it bulge you”

Pike says she stopped the poster, which might surprise people Actresses should be grateful for these digital “improvements”: “Thank you, camera gods, for making me look even more beautiful!”

Pike, most would agree, is extremely beautiful, but apparently that’s not enough.Traditionally, the deal with Hollywood was to use the best looking people and make us feel inferior.We mostly accepted this with a philosophical shrug Yes, it was a little weird at times that “Deadbeat Dads” looked like Mark Wahlberg and “Unlucky In Love Losers” looked like Cameron Diaz, but we could handle it. It’s all fantasy, isn’t it? Now even ice-cold beauties have to be upgraded and embellished in such a way that Pike says: “We are losing track of how we actually look“

Celebrity Photoshopping is nothing new, but it’s worth checking back occasionally to see what ripple effects it has in the real world, Pike also talked about apps like Facetune, which people use to take photos on social media, on dating sites and perfect everywhere else I wouldn’t use this myself, but it’s not enough to get snotty Everyone who has ever chosen one photo over another is involved in editing their own image to some extent, however, some people overdo it Until they are no longer recognizable What happens when you meet people in real life – do they have to take signs with them, like an airport pickup? Do you feel the need to apologize: “I’m sorry that I have human skin and not a synthetic patina from airbrushed moisture”? One has to wonder if the endorphin hit of online perfection is worth all the humiliation

It quickly gets to a point where it seems unreasonable to blame only the famous and the industries they promote. These days, people go to plastic surgeons who make their own modified avatars from selfies rather than celebrities If you wish, fiction has been democratized to Hollywood perfection. Indeed, it’s interesting how even when “enhanced” celebrities are mocked or, as with Pike, shouting it out themselves, the modification of our own images goes on unimpeded, aside from Occasional “#nofilter” humiliations It goes beyond old school cat fishing (pretending to be someone else) to the point where people are essentially faking themselves and it’s all just a little bit of fun until it doesn’t The desire to look better is all too human, but we are inexorably moving towards the moment when we no longer know how we are actually dating see?

Stop worrying about your little selfish worries for a moment, and think of Elon Musk Musk, the self-proclaimed Willy Wonka of electric cars, is no longer the richest man on the planet, despite recently being Jeff Bezos of With Amazon second on the list of the rich, Tesla’s shares have now fallen, slashing its net worth by £ 10 billion

I know it’s very sad isn’t it? Thinking of Elon took off so horribly. It’s even sadder to believe that Elon’s big drop might have something to do with the same big fool who thought it appropriate to refer to a British diver as a “pedo” as the diver did dared to criticize Musk’s offer of a submarine thing to rescue some trapped children and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand in 2018, but I digress

Tesla recently invested $ 1.5 billion Bitcoin, causing the price of cryptocurrency to skyrocket However, Tesla shares later fell in price, possibly due to its association with the volatile Bitcoin. Imagine Musk as if he were perhaps sitting in a darkened room and “rosebud” in the Moist Darkness Mumble We all think we have problems, but they’re clearly nothing compared to Citizen Musk’s, which is now down to its last $ 183 billion

I couldn’t have thought on my own that being a woman without a DIY smear is hard enough. In what’s touted as a “game changer,” NHS England is said to be testing DIY smear test kits that are more than 31 years oldGiving 000 women the opportunity to do it at home

Women missed smear tests because the pandemic delayed it, but also because they found the tests embarrassing and / or uncomfortable

My first thought was – let’s try to put it carefully – how much rummaging would that mean? Regular swabs withdraw cells from the cervix: should women push all the way up in their bathrooms by themselves? Luckily the DIY kits only require you to wipe the vagina the swab would then be sent out to be tested for HPV which causes 99% of cervical cancers so that’s a relief my eyes should stop watering sometime next year p>

For many women, home testing may be the future – it’s already being done in Denmark and Australia – although it also raises some questions. Would the DIY kit be as effective as it doesn’t take cells from the cervix? Could this test produce more false-negative (or false-positive) results? If the DIY kit does the same job as a regular smear, then could we possibly omit the greased speculum option altogether? Asking for a friend

One concern might be that the home test option may not be enough to encourage women who are already avoiding smear tests.Some may not do the home kits either. So there are some problems. It would be great if home smear tests turned out to be Game changers would turn out But the main thing is to get tested. Wherever, please just do it

Johnny English

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/27/rosamund-pike-is-right-to-call-out-digital-tweaks-but-arent-we-all-at-it