As of recently, Spanish artist David Lopera has been making headlines for his skillfully photoshopped images of celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry. The thing is though, instead of trimming their waistlines and toning their “flab", the 20-year-old is adding on the pounds. That’s right, Lopera’s images, which can be found on DeviantArt, feature A-list female celebrities as plus-sized versions of themselves. Lopera states the photos were created to advocate for more body diversity in Hollywood, but the digital alterations have nonetheless sparked an outrage from critics who think the series isn’t empowering, but demeaning. Check out the images for yourself below.
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