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Utah High School Girls Had Yearbook Photos Photoshopped So They Look Less Slutty

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This may be one of my very favorite stories of all time, so gather round and let us all bask in the glory of the utterly absurd Utah Wasatch High School who decided to randomly photoshop things like sleeves and higher necklines on female students who were showing too much skin in their yearbook photos.

This is so unintentionally hilariously stupid that I can’t even.

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The story goes like this, educators claim the students knew the dress code and that their photographs may be altered to be included in the yearbook. But according to Fox8 some students are still totally confused about how they decided which snaps needed a modesty edit before they could be included:

“I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who,” Sophomore Rachel Russel said. “There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn’t.”

These photos may be my favorite things ever:

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I’m so glad they added sleeves and raised those skanky,skanky necklines because I swear I may see some clavicle in the before picture.

It’s all so random too, because in some cases girls were wearing the exact same thing, and  one of them got photoshooooped and the other didn’t.

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From the news report, it seems like no boy people were subjected to these modesty makeovers and it said that the changes were made by school officials and the yearbook staff. I would have loved to see that meeting where they went through and decided who got some extra clothing added to their photos and who didn’t.

Teens should look decent in their yearbook photos. I think that includes not wearing lingerie and shirts that have racist or sexist or bigoted slogans or like full animal mascot heads. But wearing a tank top under a sweater? A sleeveless shirt? This is totally ridiculous, stupid and sexist. It’s bad enough when my daughter comes homes with her picture day snaps and I discover she has been placed on some stupid looking beach background at sunset, and as a parent I would be furious if my kid had some dumb clothes photoshopped on her. It’s also terribly creepy to consider a group of people sat around and decided who needed to have a little extra fake fabric added to their teenage cleavage to cover it up, because that just means a bunch of people were sitting around scrutinizing these young girls and their bodies.  I could understand it if one of them were rocking some totally inappropriate, super revealing street lingerie, but this is totally ridiculous.

(Images: Fox8 video)

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