Remember all that discussion we had in class about image manipulation with Photoshop and the impact that has on our society? No? Well, here are some links:
The latest on this issue are reports that the British Advertising Standards Authority has banned recent Loreal ads featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington because they were not representative of what the makeup products are actually capable of delivering.
Would we want the US government to step in on such an issue? Would the National Advertising Review Board here in the US ever make such a move? My take is that everyone knows the lie, but we like to believe in it. We all like to think that with just a little bit of magic we can be completely transformed.