While most people have come to expect a little editing on a magazine cover, the rise of the social media celebrity means that for many stars, even those supposedly realistic shots posted to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat have received the same nip-and-tuck treatment.
However, while many tweaks are so subtle they go unnoticed, some celebs with a less deft hand find themselves messing up their photos so obviously that fans can’t help but call them out. From wavy walls behind them to oddly distorted bodies, these celebrity Photoshop fails are worse than even the most cringe-worthy candid. And for more shocking celebrity behavior, check out the 10 Times Celebs Appeared Drunk on Live TV.
John Mayer’s Blurry Face
We’re not sure if this photo was a joke on John Mayer’s part, but this pic of the musician and CollegeHumor founder Ricky Van Veen alarmed fans with its blurred-to-the-point-of-featurelessness look. And when you want to see more hilarious celebrity fails, check out the 30 Worst Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Figures Ever!
Beyoncé’s Itty Bitty Thighs
Beyoncé is known for her curves, which may have been the reason fans were so shocked by this photo of the singer with stick-thin, slightly lopsided legs, causing many to believe she’d edited it. Think that’s bad? Just wait until you see the 20 Worst Celebrity Statues Ever Created.
Kim Kardashian and Blac Chyna’s Curves
Kim Kardashian’s curves are legendary, but the warped-looking doorway in this shot of the reality star and Blac Chyna had many fans convinced she had been editing her pics. And for more hilarious celebs, discover the 30 Funniest Celebrity Books.
Jessica Simpson’s Legs
Jessica Simpson either has never skipped a leg day in her life or has been brushing up on her Photoshop skills, as evidenced by these allegedly-edited photos of her shockingly muscular thighs.
Kris Jenner’s Super Smooth Face
Kris Jenner seemed to smooth out her face with some photo editing software in this photo of her with Gordon Ramsay. However, in a not-so-nice touch, she didn’t give Gordon the same courtesy.
Mariah Carey’s Blurry Leg
The shot’s steaminess aside, this photo of Mariah Carey in the bath perplexed fans, thanks to her seemingly blurry, oddly light thigh and knee.
Nicki Minaj’s Calves
Between her whittled waist and the odd curvature of her lower legs, this picture of Nicki Minaj has either been Photoshopped, or her bones bend in a way that most people couldn’t manage. Think that’s shocking? Just wait until you read the 20 Craziest Celebrity Rumors!
Kylie Jenner’s Waist-to-Hip Ratio
There’s no denying that Kylie Jenner is a curvy girl, but unless her body has an actual magnetic pull, it’s probably Photoshop causing the curtains to lean toward her right hip. And for more of your favorite stars, check out the 30 Funniest Celebrity Commercials.
Madonna’s Blurry Face
Either an extremely smudged camera lens or some serious photo editing is to blame for the oddly blurry faces of Madonna and James Corden in this smoochy selfie.
Mariah Carey’s Warping Cabinet
Either Mariah Carey did some clever editing on this photo of her preparing Thanksgiving dinner or the cabinet between her thighs is in need of some major repairs.
Miranda Kerr’s Wavy Waist
Unless that carpet isn’t actually straight, Miranda Kerr is likely involved in some not-so-subtle alterations to this striking photo of herself.
Caitlyn Jenner’s Smooth Skin
At 68 years old, Caitlyn Jenner is bound to have a line or two on her face, which made this super-smooth-skinned photo of her and daughters Kylie and Kendall seem like it was likely tweaked in post-production.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s Awkward Embrace
Many fans assumed that this photo of Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, in which the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star looks shockingly thin and her boyfriend’s pinky looks seems to be melting, was the result of her trying to conceal her pregnancy.
Britney Spears’ Whittled Waist
The strange-looking sides of Britney Spears’ waist made many fans assume she had edited this photo to give herself a more hourglass-like figure. Of course, the bad spray-on abs that look like a hopscotch court didn’t exactly help, either.
Kris Jenner’s Blurry Body
The wavy-looking exercise equipment behind Kris Jenner, as well as her blurry arm, make it clear that she’s been getting into the editing tools.
Beyoncé’s Not-So-Matching Reflection
Pro tip: if you’re going to edit your photo, make sure you do the same with the reflection behind you, or you might end up with something like this clearly-edited photo of Beyoncé.
Christina Aguilera’s Unrecognizable Face
While this could just be the case of a filter gone bad, Christina Aguilera’s face in this selfie with Kim Kardashian is so distorted she’s virtually unrecognizable.
Britney Spears’ Impossible Back
Britney Spears seems to have gotten a bit overzealous with her editing in this poolside photo. “I think you forgot to edit the tiles back in under your back love,” mentioned one Instagram follower.
Rihanna’s Double Nails
While Rihanna didn’t personally edit this magazine cover she Instagrammed a snap of, whoever did must have thought it was perfectly normal to have two sets of nails growing out of a single thumb.
Black Chyna’s Blurry Legs
The impossible-seeming curves aside, Blac Chyna’s blurry kneecaps but clear-as-day thigh tattoo are pretty obvious evidence of editing.
Selena Gomez’s Warped Doorframe
This photo of Selena Gomez, posted to makeup artist Hung Vanngo’s Twitter, doesn’t look particularly suspect—until you notice the warped doorframe on the picture’s left side, that is.
Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body
Either the walls and mirror in this bathroom are trying to give Khloe Kardashian a hug or she’s back to the ‘shopping.
NeNe Leakes’s Blurry Side
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes looks amazing for 50, but her blurry waistline makes it clear she’s had a little digital enhancement, too.
Kylie Jenner’s Big Backside
The Kardashian-Jenner clan may be known for their large posteriors, but this photo of Kylie Jenner seems more than a little touched up.
Ariana Grande’s Huge Hand
Ariana Grande is a tiny person, meaning her enormous, mutant-like hand in this photo is probably the result of a photo editing error.
Jordyn Woods’ Wavy Carpet
Unless the floor behind Kylie Jenner and her best friend, Jordyn Woods, was made by M.C. Escher, it seems as though the reality stars’ curves may have gotten some not-so-skillful edits.
Martha Hunt’s Extra-Long Arm
While model Martha Hunt had no hand in this Photoshop fail, Victoria’s Secret followers were quick to point out just how distorted her arm looks in this photo with Stella Maxwell.
Kourtney Kardashian’s Odd Armpit
Kourtney Kardashian should either brush up on her Photoshop skills or get to a doctor immediately to address her melting armpit.
Khloe Kardashian’s Lopsided Waist
Fans were quick to point out that Khloe Kardashian seemed to have edited an almost-impossible angle into the right side of her waist in this black-and-white selfie.
Kim Zolciak’s Thigh Gap
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s uneven thighs and suspiciously-smooth waist, as well as some odd curvature to the fabric behind her, have made fans assume she’s been Photoshopping her bikini selfies, like this one. Want more hilarious star moments? Prepare to crack up at the 20 Celebrities Who Look Like Their Pets.
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