Target Apologizes for ‘Thigh Gap’ Photoshop Fail

By ABC News

Mar 12, 2014 6:00am

It appears that Target went a little too far with Photoshop in an ad for a girl’s bathing suit.

The model in the ad has a thigh gap, the gaping space between her legs and a worrying body trend among teenage girls. But the gap actually extends into her pelvis (and the bathing suit the ad aims to sell) in an apparent slip of the Photoshop eraser.

“It was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize,” Target spokesman Evan Miller told “We removed the image from the site and we’re working to get a new image up there.”

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Several bloggers captured the Photoshop fail before the image was removed.

“If it weren’t part of an ongoing attempt to mold unrealistic bodies in fashion marketing, it would almost be funny,” The Ethical Adman wrote on his blog.

The model was also missing part of her hip and ribcage.

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Target has apologized for photoshopping a junior swimsuit model. (Image credit:



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