Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Let's lose the rasta

Did anyone else see this? I've long held that photoshop is the tool of the devil and here we can see how it's been used by The Sun to ethnically cleanse a royal photo story... although they left the guy's knee in the photo, and removed the boat's engine - not such great work by The Sun's falsification of history department.

Can't have the heir to the throne being ferried about by some, well, you know, man in a hat can you? They were probably kicking themselves that they couldn't eradicate the guy in front too - but photoshop can't work miracles - not even when the nation's future king is involved.

10 comments:

Leftwing Criminologist said...

bloody hell, thats' shocking!

Anonymous said...

Not as shocking as your punctuation.

transfattyacid said...

Is it confirmed the metro didn't insert the rasta?

Jah Rule said...

My wife is a picture editor (not for any of the above) and she said that they'd probably removed the rasta in order to get the copy on the picture to fit. So no great conspiracy there then....

Jim Jay said...

That's a good point tfa! lol

They saw that severed leg just sitting in the back there and thought - "Oh no! This gives away that our future monarch likes to travel with human limbs, souvenirs of his brutal slayings, for luck! Quick - add someone in! No one must learn his secret."

I agree - I think there may be a bigger scoop here than it first appeared.

Jim Jay said...

Oop - cross posted.

The Sun fits the stories around the pics not the other way round. Anyway, we're not talking about great conspiracies we're just talking about eradicating black men because they don't "fit".

i spy strangers said...

It's weird how they've left his knee in the picture. You'd have thought that it would be one of the easiest parts to 'photoshop' out because the background at that point is all shadow. Perhaps that was the problem - it would have left too much black!

Kaihsu Tai said...

As the prophet said, ‘Who the cap fit, let them wear it.’

weggis said...

OMG, if they are playing around with this stuff, WTF are they doing with my Horoscope?

Anonymous said...

By removing the rasta, they've also removed the engine of the boat. I'm surprised there wasn't a "Wills left to drift in open seas" type headline too.