Vegan Magazine Busted Photoshopping the Meat Out of Food Photos
That’s one way to make vegan food actually taste good: The bloggers at QuarryGirl busted VegNews, “the nation’s premier print and online vegan magazine,” running photographs of prepared ‘vegan’ recipes that, upon examination, were in fact Photoshopped stock photos of recipes containing meat. In the photo side-by-side above, which is probably the most egregious of the bunch, VegNews took an iStockphoto of a barbeque ribs dinner, photoshopped out the bones, and called it “vegan spare ribs.”
it’s sad, then, that the pictures we’ve been drooling over for years are actually of MEAT! Veg News has written tens (possibly hundreds) of articles extolling the virtues of a vegan lifestyle, while purchasing rock-bottom priced stock photos of MEAT, EGGS, DAIRY and other completely non-vegan things.
VegNews, for its part, has issued a statement [pdf], which explains that “it is simply not financially feasible for VegNews at this time” to custom-shoot every food spread, and that there are not enough stock photos of vegan food for them to use. “We would love nothing more than to use only vegan photography shot by vegan photographers, and we hope to be there soon.”
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