Why Were Female World Leaders Cropped Out Of French Solidarity March Photos?

Suzanne Robertson
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspaper posted a photoshopped photo of world leaders at the Charlie Hebdo march. What's been erased? Females.

Photoshop can be fun! 

Remember when Beyonce created a her own "thigh gap"? How about adorable "Dirds", the internet's favorite fake creatures? Photoshopping can even make a statement about society norms

But this poor photoshop job is just shameful.  An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish newspaper featured a picture taken at the historic march across Paris to show solidarity after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.  

"No Women Allowed" seems to be the theme of the photo showing over 40 world leaders expressing solidarity. Here's the "real" picture: 

And below is the "after" photo. Behold! The ladies have suddenly gone missing! 

After careful analysis by mediate.com, the following women are M.I.A.:

  • Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris
  • Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga
  • Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Mediate writers showed how to spot the poor photoshopping quality. You can play along at home! 

1: Discoloration of man’s face
2: World leader wearing a leather glove on one hand and no glove on the other hand
3: Mysterious hand of Federica Mogherini
4: Blurry face of man standing behind where Merkel used to be
5: Uh…that’s not a Photoshop, that’s a monster.  According an AP photo, the terrifying head might be the blurred-out face of Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga.