Melbourne, Sept 27: A Japanese magazine has been criticised for airbrushing model Karlie Kloss' photograph to make her look fatter.
The original photo of the 20-year-old model, taken by Greg Kadel, showed Kloss leaning back with her hands behind her head - her prominent ribs, collarbone and sternum clearly visible.
But in a bizarre reversal of what normally takes place, the image that appeared in the October issue of Japan's Numero magazine was airbrushed to remove all bony protuberances, the Herald Sun reported.
According to the Daily Mail, the decision was not made for aesthetic reasons, but was done to avoid a repeat of the controversy that took place the last time Kloss posed nude - in a shoot for Italian Vogue in December.
Steven Meisel's shots of Kloss, with her jutting hipbones and impossibly small waist were hijacked and used to promote anorexia on so-called Thinspiration sites. (ANI)