Instagram and Photoshop are a match made in problematic heaven. The combination is really just a big ol’ ticking time bomb, with influencers and celebrities alike getting called out for clearly botched image-altering.
The most recent Photoshop fail comes from 28-year-old Swedish born ‘grammer, Johanna Olsson (@johannaeolsson). On her recent trip to Paris, Johanna shared a series of shots showing her posing in iconic places around the city of love: the Eiffel Tower, atop the River Seine and outside the Louvre – you name it, all the classic tourist shots.
But not long after sharing the snaps on her grid, Johanna’s followers were quick to call BS on the pics, pointing out that she had dodgily Photoshopped herself into the famous scenes.
For example, check out her hovering feet here:
Sweet baby Jesus:
Check out this not-so-seemless overlay of hair onto sky:
This is so awkward:
Then there’s this very questionable hair halo/changing colour grass situation:
Wow. Just WOW:
The comments though:
Acknowledging the evidence was pretty damn compelling, Johanna admitted to Photoshopping the pics in an Instagram Story, but she’s not apologising for it:
“I wanted to talk a little bit about the pictures I posted in Paris,” she explains. “So I did one picture first, where I shot it and didn’t think it looked that nice… so I took a different background and put the background in there, and then nobody noticed so I thought, this is good.
“So I admit it wasn’t my finest Photoshop skills and so this whole thing blew up… Now, especially in Sweden, this whole thing has gone crazy and TV shows want me to come on and talk about my ‘fake travelling’.
“It’s a bit ridiculous I think but whatever.
“I’ve done it with three pictures on my Paris trip, and I’m not really about doing that, that much. There are a lot of influencers out there that use Photoshop in birds, rainbows or crazy skies and I could do that but I don’t like that.”
“I just wanted to make that clear that I was in Paris, but I did Photoshop the background, but I’m not going to take them down because it’s a collaboration and they’re nice pictures – it’s a good outfit!”
Yep, that’s right – she’s not taking the pics down because they’re #sponsored. LOOOOOL.
Let this be a lesson in trying to deceive the internet.