silvervixen84 Moderator
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Hi everyone,

A lot has happened over the weekend regarding Irish influencers/bloggers. You can post in here about it, to keep the regular threads on-topic.

This is a gentle reminder to please keep to to the charter. If you have a problem with a post, report it but otherwise, fire away.

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GingerLily Registered User
#2

Does anyone have an image of the photoshop comparison? All the Instagram and Facebook accounts are closed so it's hard to find the images in question.

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anna080 Registered User
#3

I'm on my phone, so I can't post many. But these are some of the pictures being shared on the Instagram page..





Again. Nothing wrong with how she really looks- but it's the extent of the photoshopping that makes people uncomfortable. She is curvy and womanly. Not elfin like a petit as she would have you believe.

This was the picture she posted yesteday (now deleted) where she tried to defend herself and make some kind of deranged point about how she was once "a size 14 fatty" and she's insecure.



Personally, I think the image on the right is nothing short of disgraceful. It's actually uncomfortable to look at, and if she uploaded that to formulate some kind of defence for herself well it's a sad indictment of her state of mind.

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notjustsweet Registered User
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https://twitter.com/gilleechi/status/950033262130421760

This wasn't on any of the groups afaik, came across it last night.

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silvervixen84 Moderator
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@notjustsweet (not a mod note btw) I don't think that one is correct. The picture on the right was from her plus-size modelling days afaik, and the picture on the left is a recent one.

WhiteRoses Registered User
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How anyone can defend her after seeing the extent at which she photoshops herself is beyond me.

Her target audience is teenagers, she is a woman in her 30's influencing them to buy her own brand turkey burgers and protein shakers, and to attend her lifestyle workshop for €65 a ticket. She is encouraging them to buy these things under the illusion that they, too, will look like her, if they buy into her lifestyle. How can anyone hope to look like her when SHE doesn't even look like herself?!

The extent to which she edits herself is dangerous and irresponsible. Its a disgrace that she called those who brought this to light bullies.

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wolfmoon87 Registered User
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silvervixen84 said:
@notjustsweet (not a mod note btw) I don't think that one is correct. The picture on the right was from her plus-size modelling days afaik, and the picture on the left is a recent one.


No that tweet is correct. The pic on the right is from a shoot she did with Curvy Kate lingerie in Feb/March 2016. The pic on the left is three days before the shoot. It's all on Joanne's instagram.

Edit: adding in insta links:
photoshoot

Three days until photoshoot

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notjustsweet Registered User
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silvervixen84 said:
@notjustsweet (not a mod note btw) I don't think that one is correct. The picture on the right was from her plus-size modelling days afaik, and the picture on the left is a recent one.


I'd be inclined to agree with you if I didn't know Kiera G knows her stuff and at the time of that photo she did put up some heavily edited photos.

I think that's the point KG is making that she can photoshop to the extent.

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toodleytoo Registered User
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wolfmoon87 said:
No that tweet is correct. The pic on the right is from a shoot she did with Curvy Kate lingerie in Feb/March 2016. The pic on the left is three days before the shoot. It's all on Joanne's instagram.


So is the one on the right the photo Curvy Kate lingerie would have put up? And meanwhile the other one is her version of her body at the time?

Or am I misunderstanding?

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WhiteRoses Registered User
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toodleytoo said:
So is the one on the right the photo Curvy Kate lingerie would have put up? And meanwhile the other one is her version of her body at the time?

Or am I misunderstanding?


No, that's exactly it. The one on the right was used for the advertising campaign and the other one was uploaded to her personal instagram. Its actually mind blowing.

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notjustsweet Registered User
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toodleytoo said:
So is the one on the right the photo Curvy Kate lingerie would have put up? And meanwhile the other one is her version of her body at the time?

Or am I misunderstanding?


The one on the right is unedited.
The one on the left is how heavily she photoshops her body to look completely different.

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Rfrip Registered User
#12

It’s madness. I’m delighted this has come to light now..bullying my arse ffs...

What’s wrong here is with Joanne a lot of her followers are so young, you see pics of her with actual kiddies. This is so so wrong on so many levels what they are doing. The editing is a disgrace. If she’s not happy in her own skin then she shouldn’t be “influencer”

Just to say there is nothing wrong with Joanne in the before pics, If I had her figure in the before pics I’d be doing well... this is not the issue it’s her complete cheek to overly edit. I actually find it so maddening

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#13

I'm delighted this has been brought to light. The extent that she photoshops it absolutely ridiculous. She is completely out of proportion and a lot of the time she resembles a bratz doll.

I am also disgusted the route that Goss.ie took insinuating that her ex Paul was emotionally abusive towards her.

Even her response to this whole thing is warped. She needs help.

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WhiteRoses Registered User
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Rfrip said:
It’s madness. I’m delighted this has come to light now..bullying my arse ffs...

What’s wrong here is with Joanne a lot of her followers are so young, you see pics of her with actual kiddies. This is so so wrong on so many levels what they are doing. The editing is a disgrace. If she’s not happy in her own skin then she shouldn’t be “influencer”

Just to say there is nothing wrong with Joanne in the before pics, If I had her figure in the before pics I’d be doing well... this is not the issue it’s her complete cheek to overly edit. I actually find it so maddening


That's the worst thing. Her real, unedited figure is lovely. She is in proportion and toned and looks healthy and well.
Her edited body resembles a Bratz doll. Her waist isn't wide enough to fit in her internal organs and her neck isn't wide enough to support her head.

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sunbeam Registered User
#15

How does she get away with it?

Is it not obvious to those who attend her workshops or meet her in person that she looks nothing like the cartoonish images she posts on the net?

The sad thing is that she actually looks much better in reality, if the alternative pictures of her reflect that.

Is she going to be doing this at 35? At 40? I cannot imagine that she will cope with the ageing process very well. And what will her target market be then?

There is obviously massive insecurity underlying this. In a deleted post to Instagram/Facebook yesterday she claims to have binged and starved herself. I've done that too. There comes a time in your life where you have to address the underlying psychological issues involved or risk serious damage to your health. I really wish she could find the strength to do that, even if it means stepping away from social media for good.

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