Tavi Doesn’t Think Seventeen’s Response to Julia Bluhm’s Anti-Photoshop Petition Was Strong Enough

Fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson poses backstage at the Rodarte fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on February 14, 2012 in New York City. Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images

She told Racked, "I don't know that they changed anything. They said in their 'treaty' that they vow to never change girls' body or face shapes, but then say, '(Never have, never will.)' To me, that sounds like they just published a self-serving statement that made them look good, but they're not taking into account the intentions and concerns that were really behind the petition. Again, it's not just about Photoshop — all kinds of components of a magazine help contribute to the feelings that might leave a reader with a negative body image."