There’s a saying which goes: “a picture paints a thousand words”. However, there’s no guarantee those thousand words are the truth. Especially in this day and age. People have learned to be sceptical of photos. After all, with photoshop, any image can be doctored to convince its audience otherwise.
Unfortunately, this also means that those posting photos have to be twice as insistent that their photos are real. Hong Kong actress Valerie Lam aka Coffee Lam (林芊妤) was recently asked if she had edited her photos to make her waist appear slimmer. Needless to say, she wasn’t very impressed.
Coffee recently shared some photos of her enjoying herself by the poolside. The actress was clad in a green bikini which showed off her stunning figure. Her post received plenty of compliments and praises. However, some wondered if she had ‘fixed’ her photo by modifying the shape of her waist.
She apparently uploaded a video of her in the same bikini later to prove otherwise. “It’s just an S-shaped pose,” the actress explained. “I only took the photo.” Coffee went on to claim that her figure was the result of her daily exercises. “(This) is a demonstration video for you,” she added. “Go and see!”
Unfortunately, this led netizens to think she was being overly defensive. However, Coffee felt it is well within her rights to do so. “If I don’t respond, many people might really think I (photoshopped the photos). Isn’t that unfair to me?” she asked. Coffee also pointed out that she doesn’t have to accept untrue statements which attack her character.
It is well known that the Hong Kong actress is also a certified yoga instructor. As such, she takes great pride in the work she’s done to maintain her body. Coffee later reportedly remarked: “It’s really unfair that the result of my sweat and hard work was (claimed to be) photoshopped.”
Coffee has since removed the comments and edited her captions. It seems the actress has put the matter behind her permanently to enjoy the rest of her vacation. Well, hopefully the actress won’t let the issue get her down!