The Unrealistic Perspective of Reverse Photoshopping Video Game Characters

Recently there are a few images going around the internet comparing an image of female characters from popular game franchises and a fatter and so-called “more realistic” versions side by side. While this is done to show raise awareness of bulimia and help promote healthy mindsets towards body image however, there is clear a misunderstanding on what is truly “realistic”. With all due respect simply adding a generous layer of fat or converting an idealistic body type into an average body type will indeed be realistic in a sense however doing so isn’t exactly the best way to go about solving the problem at hand.

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