Harry And Meghan's Time Cover Roasted For Looking "Airbrushed, Fake"
Harry and Meghan's Time 100 cover is being criticised on social media.
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have appeared on the cover of Time magazine's annual 100 most influential people in the world issue - but their picture is being criticised by social media users who believe it was heavily edited. The photo featuring the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was released by the magazine on Wednesday, but people were quick to notice that something about the photograph appeared "off" - as one Twitter user put it.
The photo shows Harry and Meghan against a background of trees. While the duchess appears in a white outfit, her husband was photographed wearing black and resting a hand on her shoulder. Several Twitter users pointed out that the couple looked "stiff" and "unnatural", and some even wondered if separate photos of the two had been edited together to create the cover pic.
"What a strange photo .. it's made to look like Harry is the same height as Meghan .. is he bending over?" one Twitter user asked.
What a strange photo .. it's made to look like Harry is the same height as Meghan .. is he bending over?— Lorri ???? (@Lorri297) September 15, 2021
"The airbrush is doing some heavy lifting there," another tweeted.
The airbrush is doing some heavy lifting there.— Ginger Jones (@DDenouncement) September 15, 2021
A number of Twitter users were of the opinion that the pic was Photoshopped - but not very skilfully. "Time should've chilled out a bit with the Photoshop. They don't look real or like they posed together," a commenter said.
Time should've chilled out a bit with the photoshop. They don't look real or like they posed together https://t.co/492zK8mZtp— Hannah Wales (@hannahwalesy) September 15, 2021
"Terrible retouching job. They look CGI," another tweeted.
Terrible retouching job. They look CGI pic.twitter.com/bp2jBldKMZ— Alex Micu (@axelk) September 15, 2021
"The only effort in this pic is the person who's photoshopped 2 different pictures together," one Twitter user joked.
The only effort in this pic is the person who's photoshopped 2 different pictures together ????— Wuxing (@OGWux) September 15, 2021
Some also claimed that 37-year-old Prince Harry's infamously-receding hairline had been airbrushed to make it look fuller.
Ayeeee!! The power! ????????I feel like the cover photo could be better but look at Prince Harry looking hot AND with full hair...WHEW! https://t.co/PaMcrk3t5j— The glory of the latter house (@sade1505) September 15, 2021
You've photoshopped a full head of hair onto #PrinceHarry but failed to fix his eyes - they are still way too close together.— Gina V Dow (@ArtsandCulture) September 15, 2021
But fans of Harry and Meghan applauded the Time 100 cover.
Speechless with this, Pretty Epic!— DuchessMeghanXo (@xo_duchess) September 15, 2021
So proud of Harry and Meghan, despite everything they've gone through, here they are, in their total glory????????
Have I commented on how amazing they look ???????????????????? I totally love them!— Royal Olive (@Olive2802) September 15, 2021
Harry and Meghan, who quit their royal duties last year and moved from Britain to California, are featured on one of seven worldwide covers highlighting the honorees. The list also includes singers Billie Eilish and Britney Spears, and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.Click for more trending news