Spain apologises for ‘beach body’ campaign after British women complain photos were air-brushed

By Linsey McNeill
04/08/2022
Home » Spain apologises for ‘beach body’ campaign after British women complain photos were air-brushed

Spain has apologised for a campaign designed to encourage women of all shapes and sizes to feel confident in bikinis after three British women complained their images were used without their consent.

Ironically, two of the women also complained their photos had been significantly altered for a campaign poster created by artist Arte Mapache.

The country’s equality ministry said it didn’t realise the artist had used photographs of real women.

Their photos appear to have been lifted from the women’s Instagram pages, and one complained that her prosthetic leg had been air-brushed out of the image, a cancer survivor said her face had been superimposed on another woman’s body, and a third said her photo was used without permission.

In an email sent to the women, the ministry said: “We did not know that images of real women had been used. We sincerely apologise for any damages that may have been caused to you. The aim of our campaign is to recognise body diversity in all its dimensions, and we will be glad to collaborate with you in any related action.”

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