Sunday, November 12, 2017
Thankfully the problem has created a cottage industry in websites to debunk false information.
I’ve called attention to the problem of misleading and erroneous photos used with clickbait, but there are other websites tackling the spread of phony pictures and misidentified photos on social media.
HoaxEye identifies fake photos distributed online. HoaxEye is a project of product security professional Janne Ahlberg of Finland. HoaxEye has a Twitter page and Facebook page. HoaxEye also has a website.
Hoax of Fame has created a database of internet photo hoaxes. It is a project of journalist Nicolas Filio of Paris. Hoax of Fame has a Twitter page and a Tumblr website.
PicPedant is a Twitter feed that exposes Photoshopped fakes, misidentified pictures and photos appropriated without attribution. PicPedant is a project of by Paulo Ordoveza of Washington, D.C.
Historical celebrity photo website This Is Not Porn has a section titled Debunking Fake Celebrity Photos. The site is run by Patrik Karlsson of rural Sweden.
Check them out and support them.
Photos: Tweets from HoaxEye.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
The New Yorker pictured Trump as a creepy clown like Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It” for its Oct. 30 cover.
Time magazine illustrated Trump as a wrecking ball for its Nov. 6 cover.
Newsweek showed Trump straddling an airplane and throwing money in the air for its Nov. 10 cover. The cover line says “Snakes on a plane: Trump’s jet-setting White House may be the most corrupt in U.S. history.”
Esquire depicted Trump as a diseased creature for an alternative online cover for its November issue.
It was an illustration for the article “The Pox Americana: Martin Amis takes on Donald Trump.”
News magazine The Week pictured Trump as a vandal destroying President Obama’s legacy on its Oct. 27 cover.
Forbes was the outlier, presenting Trump in a positive light for its Nov. 14 special issue on the richest people in America.
German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel continues to hammer Trump with its covers.
Its Oct. 21 issue on powerful men sexually abusing women featured Trump’s trademark long red tie draped over a woman’s shoulder.
Its Nov. 4 issue showed Trump as a massive wave flooding Washington, D.C.
President Trump depicted as Nazi, racist, insane on latest magazine covers (Oct. 13, 2017)
Magazine covers depict President Trump as warmonger, KKK member and mental patient (Aug. 20, 2017)
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
What follows are the latest examples.
A Taboola-sponsored post titled “Their venom kills within a few seconds, see the deadliest snakes that exist” is wrong on a few counts.
First, it uses a photo of a California red-sided garter snake that had been Photoshopped to amplify the colors. The snake is indeed colorful, but doesn’t have neon shades of blue and red as this photo depicts. The original photo, by Flickr user Vabbley, features less vibrant, natural colors. (See the original photo below, followed by the altered version.)
Also, California red-sided garter snake isn’t venomous.
A sponsored article on Yahoo titled “Russia’s new tank is straight out of a sci-fi film” uses a photo of a model concept tank. The tank is available for 3D printing from designer Addvanced.
Revcontent posted an article titled “He was a huge star, but when he passed away nobody said anything.” It features a photo of the very-much-alive reality-TV star Ty Pennington. Even Pennington has commented on this “fake news” on his Twitter feed.
Lying clickbait purveyors love to misidentify people in photos with their articles to take advantage of the curiosity gap. These are some of the worst lies that clickbait companies do.
A Revcontent article titled “Angelina Jolie’s daughter used to be adorable, but today she looks insane” uses a photo of two girls who are not Jolie’s children. The children pictured are Russian sisters Irina and Serafima Veselkina, who have striking blue eyes. A popular photograph of the child models was taken by Vika Pobeda.
Another Revcontent article titled “Michael Jordan has pretty much given up on his son, here’s why” features a picture of Jordan with a photo of a man who isn’t his son. The mystery man has tattoos covering his face and is holding a machete. The man is actor Joseph Julian Soria in character for the Jason Statham action movie “Crank 2: High Voltage.”
An Outbrain-promoted article titled “After losing 70 lbs., Susan Boyle is unbelievably gorgeous” paired a photo of the British singer with British model Stephanie Arnott.
A clickbait post on Yahoo titled “The most unexpected couples in Hollywood” used a photo of actors Will Smith and Charlize Theron promoting their movie “Hancock.” They were never a couple. The clickbait says, “These stunning interracial couples are showing the world that love is blind. Read on to find out which celebs are dating who.” No thanks.
And finally a couple of odd ones.
A sponsored article titled “The wedding photographer just kept on taking pictures” uses a photo of plus-sized model London Andrews. It's not a wedding photo.
Another sponsored article titled “Amazing ‘fortunately’ timed photos” is just an excuse to run a photo of ridiculously busty Nadine Jansen.
Monday, October 23, 2017
The Snow White fairytale story and characters have been popular for adaptations since the silent era of cinema. That’s because the material is familiar to most people and is in the public domain.
The following is a list of actresses who have portrayed Snow White in live-action U.S. movies and TV shows over the years. I opted not to include the many adaptations in Europe, especially Germany.
- Marguerite Clark, “Snow White” (1916)
- Carol Heiss, “Snow White and the Three Stooges” (1961)
- Elizabeth McGovern, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” episode (1984) of “Faerie Tale Theatre”
- Sarah Patterson, “Snow White” (1987)
- Monica Keena, “Snow White: A Tale of Terror” (1997)
- Camryn Manheim, “The 10th Kingdom” (2000)
- Kristin Kreuk, “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All” (2001)
- Ginnifer Goodwin, “Once Upon a Time” (2011-2017)
- Kristen Stewart, “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012)
- Lily Collins, “Mirror Mirror” (2012)
- Eliza Bennett, “Grimm’s Snow White” (2012)
- Shanley Caswell, “Snow White: A Deadly Summer” (2012)
- Stephanie Bennett, “Descendants (2015)
- Lauren Parkinson, “Avengers Grimm” (2015)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
In February 2014, I took a look at sexy Snow White artwork and sexy Snow White cosplay. Today I want to revisit sexy Snow White artwork with additional examples.
No examination of the subgenre of sexy Snow White illustrations is complete without including some samples from the master, comic-book artist J. Scott Campbell. I’m including three of his works here (including one up top).
Another leader in the field is artist Elias Chatzoudis. What follows are three of his illustrations of the fairytale princess.
I’m a fan of the digital artwork of Jeff Chapman. His depiction of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is a cheeky masterpiece.
Speaking of cheeky, check out this illustration from DeviatArt member Durty Spork. It shows Snow White stripping for a bath while the seven dwarves spy on her.
Andrew Tarusov did a series of pin-up style illustrations featuring the Disney princesses, including this racy piece with Snow White in bed with Dopey.
Artist Marilen Androver depicted Snow White as a deviant under arrest for sexual misconduct.
This next illustration is from Netherlands-based artist Didi J., who goes by the handle xddx on DeviantArt.
This illustration of Snow White holding an apple between her thighs is line art by Adriana Tavares with coloring by Timaree Zade.
Snow White looks seductive in this illustration by U.K.-based DeviantArt member Fat Elephant.
And finally this cover of “Zenescope’s Grimm Fairy Tales” shows a busty Snow White asleep while her dwarf friends look on.