US President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior advisor, Ivanka Trump, is facing accusations that she had photos of herself taken in front of India’s Taj Mahal photoshopped, during the family’s recent two-day trip to India.
Ivanka Trump posted a series of photos of herself at the historical site on social media on Monday with the caption: “the grandeur and beauty of the Taj Mahal is awe inspiring!”.
The grandeur and beauty of the Taj Mahal is awe inspiring! 🇺🇸 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/jcYwXHxf4c— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 24, 2020
Slate magazine was the first to question the authenticity of Ivanka’s photos and question whether she had edited one or more images to make her look "thinner". The magazine’s staff reportedly noticed that an area near one of Ivanka’s arms “appears to be much more in focus than the water on either side of her”.
The media outlet suggested that it could be possible that someone “inserted or enlarged the gap in Ivanka’s picture” or somehow “messed around with the photo”, arguing that social media users often will, as a means of making themselves more appealing.
“But would Ivanka really go through such trouble for a single photo in a series that otherwise doesn’t seem to exhibit any telltale signs of photoshopping?,” the news outlet questioned.
Netizens did not rule out that the 38-year-old edited the photo.
“Check out the water between her waist and arm, it is a different colour and texture than the water elsewhere in the background,” another tweeted.
Hunter doesn’t photoshop his photos like Ivanka does, that makes her body look wonky and unnatural. She made her waist smaller. Check out the water between her waist and arm, it is a different colour and texture than the water elsewhere in the background. #PhotoshopBarbie— Brenda Stockman (@DonStockman) February 24, 2020
Some compared Ivanka and her husband, who appeared with her in some of the photos, pointing out differences.
Does he have a better Photoshop editor? Either blur the full pool background or sort out Ivanka’s waist/arm gap ... or we might think her waist has been modified ... 🤔— samisthat (@samisthat1) February 25, 2020
Ivanka: can some Photoshop guru please enhance this snap so it's as beautiful as I remember the moment?— Tony Lovell (@DulcetTone) February 25, 2020
Snarky PS guy: sure thing!
Someone with photoshop skills should do something with this to counter Ivanka’s tweet. pic.twitter.com/vuTSzYkLkp— 🌊Brutal Realist (@realist_brutal) February 24, 2020
Save money for CHIP - photoshop a cardboard cutout of Useless Ivanka's boring poses in tacky clothes instead of allowing the #TrumpGrifters to travel on taxpayer $$$ - you know, like the Flat Stanley kids' projects. An @IvankaTrump cardboard figure - no one would notice the diff.— Knight2017 (@Knight201701) February 24, 2020
Did they photo shop Melanie in where Ivanka was?— jeff (@lvtohnt) February 24, 2020
I once knew a girl who had photoshop on her phone and when she would take a selfie she'd photoshop it and then post it, Ivanka strikes me as someone who would do that.— Amy Grimm (@AGRIMMONE) February 24, 2020
Someone - please introduce Ivanka to Photoshop.— The Rogue Lemming (@critigal1) February 24, 2020
She could edit herself into glamour shots all over the world without wasting people’s time and imposing on us taxpayers.