JINKEE, CHARICE MAGAZINE COVERS HOUNDED BY 'PHOTOSHOP' CONTROVERSY
[PHOTO - Netizens dubbed Jinkee's and Charice’s covers as the ‘photoshop wars’ (Photos courtesy of Preview and Mega magazine)]
MANILA, JANUARY 4, 2012 (BULLETIN) By MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE - Opening the year with a bang and a rousing debate in social networking sites are the January 2012 magazine covers of fierce femmes Jinkee Pacquiao and Charice that to some were maybe a little too fierce for “they barely look like themselves.”
Although she's no stranger to being a cover girl for fashion magazines, Jinkee's spread on the latest issue of Mega magazine is her first to have called public attention for good and not-so-good reasons.
It was even widely discussed over at Twitter on Jan. 2, landing in the Top 10 trending topics in the Philippines then.
Users aired their opinions on what they call Jinkee’s “photoshopped” version.
Sherwin Sowy posted (@ssowy), "There should be an anti-Photoshop law. RT @johnebora: This is Jinkee Pacquiao on the cover of MEGA Magazine.twitpic.com/8242lx”
Kassi C. (@KassIStardust) said, “The cover of Jinkee Pacquiao (Mega Mag) is a joke.she looks so different.Are we getting ‘Punk'd?’i mean..just because the show is coming back.”
User J.O.M Salazar (@andomsalt), on the other hand, accounted Jinkee’s “appearance” to science and to technological innovation.
“Medical science. Or Photoshop. Maybe both. @P0yt: This is JinkeePacquiao on Mega Magazine's cover? SERIOUSLY? What happened to her face?” he posted.
Eloi Hernandez (@eloindigoart) did not mince his words. “Someone give whoever transformed Jinkee Pacquiao into the woman in Mega magazine cover a PhD - galing ng pagka-doktor!” she said.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are those who appreciated Jinkee’s beauty.
One of them, Gladys Dizon (@gladizon), said, “Jinkee Pacquiao looks like Kristine Hermosa.”
In the end, Mega Publishing Corp’s Cheryl Tiu (@cheryltiu) aired her side on the issue.
“Jinkee Pacquiao was NOT photoshopped for MEGA. She's really SIZZLING! The behind the scenes photo! @mega_magazine twitpic.com/824sty”
Singer Charice’s first Preview magazine cover was met with criticisms, too.
Drazen Batalla (@drazenbatalla) said, “Wow, pero this is too much editing. :(“
“Preview Magazine, Charice, really now huh? #smh #anyare #photoshop” posted Jeszie Lozada (@JeszieLozada).
Sandra Ison (@GhelSandra) even managed to compare the two covers which she labeled as “photoshopwars.”
“jinkee pacquaio MEGA MAG vs charice's PREVIEW mag #photoshopwars. charice is still recognizable tho, whereas... iamjammed.com/wp-content/upl” she tweeted.
Veteran makeup artist Juan Sarte (@juansarte) doused the controversy by posting a video that supposedly “proves” that Charice’s cover was not “photoshopped.”
“@juansarte: Charice for Preview Behind the Scenes video. Eto ang pruweba. Hindi po yun Photoshop.youtube.com/watch?v=RoUmLM” said he.
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