Post # 1
Im sure some of you bees have heard about this — but I was wondering, what are your opinions on this issue?
Essentially, a high school in Utah photoshopped some students school photos to erase tattoos & cover arms or low cut tops. Here are the photos:
Heres the article:
Post # 2
Thank god i dont live in Utah! thats ridiculous! Covering up tattoos! whats next? lighting up peoples skin tone?
Post # 3
Why can’t they just follow the dress code? That puts the school in a shitty position. It looks stupid if they have photos of students violating the dress code all over the yearbook. Hopefully the photoshop was free (like the art teacher did itO rather than something the school needs to pay for. Also, maybe the students will be more careful about not violating the dress code on picture day, unless they want a photoshopped top.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
The school has every right to enforce the dress code, but photshopping pictures is NOT the way to handle it. These girls should never have been allowed to take pictures wearing clothes that violated the dress code. I’m really confused as to how taking the time to photoshop pictures was more efficient than just having a teacher or someone present to make sure everyone getting their picture taken was dressed to code. Although, I must say that personally I find their original attire fine.
Post # 5
If the school cared so much about the appropriateness of their dress, they should have had an administrator enforcing the code while photos were being taken. Just like they should be enforcing the dress code on any other day of school. To photoshop them after the fact is absurd and a waste of time on the school’s part.
Post # 6
Maybe the better solution is for the school to offer giant windbreakers– circa 1995, and everyone (male or female) in violation of the dress code will have to wear it zipped up to their chins. Should cut down on the photoshop and dress code violation debate.
Post # 7
I agree with PP if the dress code was such a big deal, don’t let them get the picture. Photoshopping it is creepy…especially the chest one where there isn’t even any clevage…
And photoshopping on sleeves just seems oppressive to me even if it is the dress code. Ew.
Post # 8
Barbiestylez: I definitely do not agree with what they did. If bare shoulders, low cut tops, and tattoos are in violation of the school’s dress code, they should have been more consistant about enforcing these rules all year long.
The school claims that there was a sign at the photoshoot telling students that inappropriate attire isn’t allowed, but it doesn’t say that “inappropriate” was defined and again, these rules should have been enforced way in advanced.
Post # 9
I think the photoshopping is ridiculous. If they had such an issue with it, they should not have allowed them to have their photos taken in those clothes, or had strict requirements of which photos were submitted (if taken elsewhere).
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
I’m a high school teacher (and helped with the yearbook) – my real issue with this is the inconsistency with the photoshopping. I’ve read several articles regarding this incident, and apparently not all of the people (all girls, I think) who didn’t follow dress code we photoshopped.
Post # 11
I think it’s very passive-agressive. I agree that if the dress code was such a big deal, then they should never have been allowed to take the pictures or should have been made to take a make-up photo.
In general though, I think there is far too much focus on dress code in schools and not enough on actual education.
Post # 12
The problem is that the school cherry picked certain students. They didn’t photoshop everyone. There were some kids that got away with sleeveless shirts and low cut tops, but others, like the above students didn’t.
I think if you’re going to do it, do it for everyone first of all. Second, while I don’t think anything the girls were wearing was that bad, don’t violate dress code. Simple as that.
Post # 13
Barbiestylez: oh it’s a no no to me if they care so much about how the pictures came out they should inspect each kid before they got their picture taken or make them retake the picture it’s just a yearbook
Post # 14
I would think it would have been easier and less costly to simply have a teacher inforce the dress code as students were going to have their photos done.
Dress codes are fine, and understandable, but they need to be enforced on everyone. This photoshopping business is redonk.
Post # 15
My high school had specific limitations on our pics – facing forward, no props, no midriff showing, no underwear showing (like bra straps). If you submitted a pic that was unacceptable, that had the right to substitute a different pic if your photographer had one available. If there wasn’t one, then you just had your name and a blank area in the yearbook.
It doesn’t really matter if you do or don’t like the dress code. The parents agreed to it when they enrolled their kids, so they’re responsible for following it. I don’t like that they only picked certain students, I think if any of them violated the code, their pictures should have been removed.