The post, in which Buzzfeed staffer Loryn Brantz Photoshops Paper magazine's already-infamous Kim Kardashian covers to give Kardashian a "realistic" waistline, appears to be a play on Brantz's popular post from last week "If Disney Princesses Had Realistic Waistlines" (2.8 million pageviews and counting).
But there is an important difference between Kim Kardashian and Disney princesses. That difference is: Kim Kardashian is a real person and Disney princesses are drawings. One Disney princess is a mermaid who lives under the sea. Kim Kardashian is a three-dimensional human with a waist that has a real measurement in real life.
Buzzfeed's post has all the appearance of a classic Jezebel "Photoshop of Horrors" post. Jezebel's series takes Photoshopped images of models and celebrities, and compares them side-by-side with the raw photographs, showing the extent to which photo manipulation can mold our perception of beauty and normalcy. Brantz has produced Photoshopped images alongside other Photoshopped images, with only the accompanying text "If you got it already, flaunt it as is."
Where is the "as is"?