Bethenny Frankel posted two versions of the same bikini pic to show just how deceptive photo editing is.
“This is NOT what I look like…and you know that bc I’m not vain and show you the real me,” the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star, 51, captioned her recent Instagram post.
Bethenny Frankel Posts Bikini Pictures, Showcases How ‘Filtering Is Lying’
“But if I posted a version of this every day you might start to believe that it might be. This is just how distorted this has all gotten…”
“Filtering is lying: it is deceptive,” she wrote. “It makes women feel badly about themselves. It makes young girls insecure and obsessed with an unattainable perfection. It makes middle-aged women and mothers feel insecure about themselves. This creates a false ideal for men. It’s the opposite of inspirational.”
“It’s destructive. It’s irresponsible. It’s insecure and it’s inaccurate,” she added. “There is a line between making an effort to look pretty and an outright falsehood.”
Frankel’s down-to-earth and transparent post resonated with many.
“This. I never filter any of my photos for this exact reason. Well said and thank you!” one person commented.
While another said: “We need more posts like this. Everyone should embrace their bodies the way they are. Women are not supposed to look like these filters. Our imperfections are what make us special.”
It is not the first time the personality has been authentic on social media. In December, she shared two makeup-free selfies on Instagram.
“I’ll post these for you periodically to remind you that no makeup and natural is as real as we can be,” she wrote in the caption.
“I haven’t seen any surgery or products that can compete with a good night’s sleep. There may come a day that I’ll ask you if it’s time to get some work done, but for today I’m happy just the way I am.”
In 2020, Frankel also shared a photo in her Instagram story that highlighted lines on her forehead and around her mouth.
“This one is for the haters…..I’ve earned these lines….and no filler…look at my mouth,” she captioned the candid pic. “These lips don’t lie…”
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