The Pre-airbrushed Britney Spears

In a few weeks my wife is having all the middle school girls from our church over to our house for a fun night called “Girl Talk,” engaging in conversation with them about self esteem, modesty, and purity. Today we were looking at some of the content we’ll be using… and I came across a great resource to talk to girls about their body image.

We’re going to show the girls these BEFORE and AFTER pictures of Britney Spears, showing the pre-airbrushed images from a fashion shoot alongside the digitally-altered ones, so the girls can see the difference.

I know that Britney isn’t much of a role model, but I’ve gotta give her points for releasing these photos. Pretty cool. She actually released them to show young girls her imperfections and show them the difference that digital alterations make.

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(ht to Anastasia)

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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2 Responses to The Pre-airbrushed Britney Spears

  1. Greg says:

    I teach middle school Religion and whenever we talk about this I show them the video called “Evolution of a Model”. Jaws immediately drop and as soon as it’s done they want to watch it over again to see the things they may have missed. It provides a great springboard into discussing these issues. I would highly encourage you (and everyone else!) to check it out.

  2. Steve says:

    And the dove evolution parody by way of a reverse process – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-kSZsvBY-A