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#38 - larknok (01/14/2013) [-]
Its been said several times already, but I'll add my own two cents.

It's not the same because photoshop doesn't void or nullify any central purpose.

If the central purpose of a sports competition is to select for the most naturally capable human being, then using steroids nullifies or cheats that purpose.

However, there is no central purpose to modelling anywhere which demands that they be natural. We're just looking for aesthetics in models. Not ability, not recognition of natural talent, just aesthetics. Modelling isn't about the model. We don't look at photos of models and go: "Oooh Tyrese Mo' Jackson! She's my favorite model! She's so much better than Tiffany O' Whiteson!" Why? Because, as I said earlier, we only care about the aesthetics. There is no competition going on that the populace as a whole cares about.

If we didn't bother learning athlete names, and we just watched them run / play sports for the aesthetic beauty of the sport, then steroid use wouldn't matter.
User avatar #65 to #38 - ponieskilledmyacc ONLINE (01/14/2013) [-]
That's a good point, but I think the reason steroids are illegal is that they have bad side effects to the users, so, if they were legal, even the ones that were against it or that would rather no use it would be forced to, otherwise they wouldn't be able to keep up with the users.
#101 to #65 - larknok (01/15/2013) [-]
Contrary to popular belief we don't ban things for being harmful. Hell, there are dozens of things that are legal that you really shouldn't do. I'm sure smoking cigarettes is perfectly legal, and shoving thirty whoppers into your mouth is A-okay. Eating glue? Why the hell not! Steroid use isn't illegal mind you, its just not allowed by competitions.
User avatar #102 to #101 - ponieskilledmyacc ONLINE (01/15/2013) [-]
I know, it's not to protect the users, but if it was allowed, it would raise the bar and the ones that care about their health wouldn't be on par with the users. So if it was legal it would be pratically mandatory.
#42 to #38 - HOtaconE (01/14/2013) [-]
The problem is, many young girls take what they see seriously and starve trying to reach those unreal proportions. Thankfully, the international modelling society is going to pass a law prohibiting photoshop, or, if you use it, you have to say so on the picture.
#100 to #42 - larknok (01/15/2013) [-]
At some level people are responsible for their own insecurities - all influences aside. You can't go around blaming models for teenage girl insecurities. The girls are just gonna hafta get over their insecurities like responsible individuals.
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