Celebrities are expected to look flawless at all times, but Beyoncé may have taken things a bit too far. In light of a recent snapshot, the 32-year-old superstar singer has fans wondering if she is photoshopping her Instagram pictures. Beyoncé, who is currently on a break from the “On the Run” tour with husband Jay Z, posted a picture of herself relaxing with a glass of wine. But upon closer inspection, her iPhone, which is resting on a table, looks distorted, suggesting she edited the picture around her thighs.
This is not the first time Beyoncé has been accused of using photo manipulation to make herself appear smaller. In April, she shared family vacation photos shot in the Dominican Republic. One Instagram photo shows Beyoncé playing golf, wearing bathing suit bottoms and a crop top. Her thighs didn't appear to touch, sparking speculation that she used Photoshop to give herself a "thigh gap," a space between her upper thighs that's visible even when her knees are together.
In recent months, the “thigh gap" trend has received plenty of attention, with some women saying they feel overweight if their upper thighs touch. Some have tried eating less and even plastic surgery to achieve the gap, according to some reports.
So did Beyoncé use Photoshop to give herself a "thigh gap"? That's still unclear, especially since she has appeared smaller anyway since starting a workout routine following the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy, in 2012.
If Beyoncé did use Photoshop, she wouldn't be the first female celebrity to do so. Reality-TV star Kim Kardashian has been accused of altering some of her Instagram selfies, and in November, former Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr was accused of photoshopping her Instagram photos. Kerr, 30, posted a photo depicting her in a lingerie pose with fellow models Alessandra Ambrosio and Doutzen Kroes, but Kerr's waist was a lot slimmer than it appears in real life.