There is drama this week in a world you’d least expect it – the realm of the Real Housewives of Melbourne. It’s Housewife vs. Housewife after Lydia Schiavello posted a throwback pic of the gang hanging out but there was something off about the photo – it looked as though Chyka Keebaugh had been photoshopped to look bigger.
If a pic is being touched up in photoshop it’s usually to tuck in a few edges or remove a few blemishes, it isn’t normally used to get a little revenge. In the photo, Lydia is standing alongside Chyka, Pettifleur Berenger, and Janet Roach, and fans were quick to point out that some of those photographed look slightly different in this version of the photo than in an older version.
“I think somebody has been using photoshop on poor Chyka”, somebody commented on Instagram. Another chimed in with a “Lydia this is so rude.”
And if you take a look at the two photographs side by side it is impossible to miss the difference. Sure, over the years people can put on weight, but that usually doesn’t happen within the confines of the same photograph.
Lydia went into full denial mode. She claims that she didn’t edit the photograph to make Chyka look bigger. “It’s an old photo from season 2 no photoshop, I wouldn’t do that after being fat-shamed myself.”
But maybe Lydia’s right. Maybe she didn’t alter the photo. Who is to say that Lydia was the one who tweaked the photo to make Chyka look larger, in the end, the only thing we really want to see expanded is: drama. And we got it.
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