The recent Golden Rooster Awards in Xiamen garnered much attention as numerous stars gathered for the grand event. However, the ceremony sparked heated discussions among netizens due to the extensive use of Photoshop on some celebrities’ photos, leading to their almost unrecognizable appearances. Notably, the images of Zhou Dongyu and Yu Shi drew particular complaints from many netizens.
The Golden Rooster Awards presented what some called “Magical” Photo Awards, where photos of celebrities underwent significant alterations. In the case of Zhou Dongyu, she was originally photographed wearing an off-shoulder dress, showcasing her beauty. However, eagle-eyed netizens noticed that the photo had been digitally manipulated to make it appear as though she was wearing a small black suit, completely eliminating the original strapless dress. This Photoshopping maneuver prompted outrage from netizens who questioned why such drastic changes were made to Zhou Dongyu’s attire.
Similarly, Yu Shi’s photos faced the same “magical” treatment. While she initially donned a white suit, highlighting her collarbone, the Golden Rooster Awards’ photo editing altered her outfit to resemble “autumn” attire, complete with white lining. Netizens were perplexed by this seemingly unnecessary and magical photo manipulation, with some questioning the need for such drastic alterations.
Opinions among netizens vary regarding the “magical” Photoshop operations. Some argue that such photo manipulations are entirely unwarranted, if not excessive, emphasizing the importance of showcasing celebrities authentically without excessive modifications. On the other hand, some believe that such alterations are understandable, given the high expectations for celebrities to present themselves flawlessly to the public.
Regardless of these differing opinions, the prevalence of such “magical” photo manipulations reflects society’s current tendency to excessively pursue idealized celebrity images, often at the expense of authenticity. In this environment, celebrity images undergo extensive modifications, diminishing their original authenticity and vibrancy.