Skincare brand Mediheal is being accused of over-editing aespa member Ningning's face in the latest promotional material. Keep on reading for all the details.
Did Mediheal Over-edit aespa Ningning's Face?
On August 24, skincare brand Mediheal announced that aespa is their latest brand endorser. To celebrate the girl group becoming their ambassadors, the company released a promotional photo. While fans were happy that aespa bagged another endorsement, the image drew mixed reactions. Many believe the faces of the members' were edited too much, making them appear unnatural.
Specifically, people pointed out how different Ningning looked in the Mediheal photo. In real life, Ningning is known for her lovely chubby cheeks. In the photo, Mediheal shared, however, the idol has a sharp V-shape jaw, and the size of her face is reduced to appear smaller.
Many agreed that this modification does not match Ningning's facial features and that it only made her look odd. People also added that the over-editing made Ningning lose her inherent charm. This led to people criticizing the brand's photography team, calling them out for their over-editing and for body-shaming Ningning.
People believe that the girls, especially Ningning, are beautiful as they are. Therefore, they do not need the editing, as the editing only decreased their beauty.
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aespa Ningning Gets Bodyshamed?
This is not the first time people over-editing Ningning has become an issue on social media. During the early days of aespa's debut, MYs (aespa's fanbase) were criticized for excessively photoshopping Ningning. Some people would upload photos of the idol where her body was edited to make her look slimmer.
In the photos, people would make her waist, thighs, arms, and face smaller by using editing apps. It was later revealed that it was mostly Chinese fans who edited Ningning because they are fond of celebrities with small petite figures, often called "small-boned." However, this act only led people to believe that the fans themselves were not confident in Ningning's appearance.
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aespa Recent Activities
On August 24, aespa was announced as the new faces of South Korean skincare brand, Mediheal. Earlier that month, on August 6, aespa was announced as the endorsement models of South Korean cosmetics brand Clio.
On July 22, 2021, Creative Artists Agency announced that aespa joined their artist line-up for their activities in the United States.
On May 17, the SM Entertainment girl group released their third digital single, "Next Level." The song became aespa's first top-five hit on the Gaon Chart. Additionally, "Next Level" peaked at number three on the Billboard World Digital Song Sales Chart, number 65 on the Billboard Global 200 chart, and number 34 on the Billboard Global Excl. US chart.
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Written by Alexa Lewis