Utah students upset to discover yearbook photos were altered to show less skin

Wasatch County, UT – Female students at a Utah high school want to know why their yearbook photos were altered to show less skin without them knowing about it.

The students who were surprised to find their photos altered attend Wasatch High School, and some of them said they also feel upset because it appears the decisions whether to alter the photos or not weren’t made consistently, according to our sister station KSTU Fox13News.

“I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who,” Sophomore Rachel Russel said. “There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn’t.”

And that’s what bothered the girls the most. It seemed like the school randomly picked which pictures to edit. In one case, two different girls were wearing nearly identical tops: one photo was altered to add sleeves and the other was not.

But educators said the students know the dress code and there was a sign warning them that their pictures may be edited. However, the Wasatch County Superintendent admits the school erred in not applying the same rules to each student.

“We only apologize in the sense that we want to be more consistent with what we`re trying to do in that sense we can help kids better prepare for their future by knowing how to dress appropriately for things,” said Terry E. Shoemaker, who is the superintendent of schools for the Wasatch County School District.

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5 comments

  • bao2375

    If you look at the photos closely they not only edited the clothes but they edited one girl’s hair. Her hair goes from wavy to straight. What in the world! If they had an issue with the clothes they should have turned the students away, and have them come back on another day with the appropriate clothing on.

    • Robin

      The young lady in the jean vest before and after picture is not the same person she tilts her head in the first picture and smiles differently.

      • Zombies_Dont_Love

        That’s not a “Before/After” picture. It’s an example of 2 different people wearing similar clothing and one gets altered and the other does not. Notice the heading on the two picture compared to the other pictures.

  • Jessica Honeybarbieque Peters

    That is so UFO. what in the hell can u guys open your eyes??? this is creepy not normal. those girls werent wearing anything slutty. if u change someones image u also alter their soul. i would have removed that mans face literally.

  • shanae

    they even went so far as to photoshop the first girl’s tattoo out. if the SCHOOL has a problem with the students following the dress code, that is the SCHOOL’S fault for not properly addressing it, not the girls’ fault. I don’t see anything wrong with what any of these girls are wearing anyway, at least from what you can see in the photos. There is nothing too revealing or provacative. This is absurd.

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