I know its a prevalent thing, I'm not saying it isn't. But I wanted to add my 2 cents in a comment on omonatheydidnt
, but membership is closed so I can't. (yes, I am the dumbass who hit "join" before reading the userinfo that told me they were closed. hah)
anyway, I just wanted to point out that some of the photos that are "whitewashing" seem to actually be some photoshop happy fan/photographer going a little crazy with the bloom and filters, as photographers here in the wester world of entertainment seem to do as well.
Its pretty easy to tell which ones are doing that as well. I'll post an example Source Recoloring EXO Tumblr
the man is literally glowing...and so is his shirt. STOP IT WITH THE OVERUSE OF BLOOM and other "make your idols glow like the freakign sun" filters guys! It's painful!
Westerners suffer from this, too:
then there are cases where the actor is already freaking pale, and you add a filter...then he looks dead. source: fanpop
a reference to how he actually looks:source: fanpop
so yeah, its not just kpop. KPOP fans/photographers just use it waaaay more. (I'm specifically talking about the ones that like the whole freaking picture to be washed out, overbloomed, super bright overlayed. as opposed to the ones that keep everything the same and only change the skintones. they have NO excuses).
Just saying that maybe, just maybe, some (a great few) of the fans and photogs doing the editing that are being blanketly hated on along with everyone else for this whitewashing thing might not have meant it that way, and instead are just way too addicted to a particular set of photoshop edits that make everyone in their photos look like the return of casper the flower boy ghost.
side note: I personally love all my biases, no matter the skin tones that present in their pictures (natural or otherwise), as even the washed out ones can be artistically pretty if done well. though some of them could do to dial back the brightness a bit. If I gotta use sunglasses to see my bias, you're doing it wrong.
That said, are there any other photo-editing tricks that you see in photos that you think make your bias look beatiful...if used in moderation? I personally love it when they use light/dark and contrast to make a photo really pop out at you. or when you're looking at a photo and the editor took the saturation and dialed it up to 11, just before eye-bleeding and right at comfortable level of "ooh, shiny" without the pain.
as a reward for putting up with the fact that I forgot to how to LJ cut and have now spammed your FList...a not whitewashed picture of TVXQ! from their mirotic days. mmmm.....-stares at Yunho's chest like .....drools off into the sunset-
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