Model Sarah Stage defends picture after fans claim it’s Photoshopped

Sarah Stage Photoshop Controversy


Model Sarah Stage — she of insane pregnancy and post-pregnancy selfies — shared what initially seemed like a pretty tame photo with her baby son yesterday. “I can’t believe he’s already 16lbs,” she commented of the picture, which shows the 2-month-old resting on Sarah’s stomach by the pool.

Although it’s a sweet picture and sentiment, some people were quick to focus on the dark spot on her upper left thigh, near her baby’s foot.

“I so supported your page thinking you were a great motivation for fitness…then I saw this Photoshopped picture!” one person commented. “Can we please stop worshipping women who Photoshop themselves and represent unrealistic standards?”

Another asked, “Did you hurt your leg or is that just a shadow?”

Sarah responded by saying the baby is just “pushing on my thighs,” but assured concerned followers she “will def have that shadow looked at.” She followed up by posting the picture with a different filter.


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She added, “When you’re sharing a pic of a relaxing pool day with your son and people are concerned with your thigh shadow/pudge/skin.” She also got support from several fans who said the picture doesn’t look altered and from a friend who assured people Sarah looks just as fabulous in real life.

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