Skip to comments.Class photo called ‘offensive’ and ‘degrading’
Posted on 04/06/2012 8:07:58 AM PDT by Daffynition
An elementary school class picture is causing quite a stir after the photographer Photoshopped a cartoon smiley face over a boy's head.
David Claussen, owner of Broward County Pictures, took the photo of the second grade class at Sawgrass Elementary school, but was notified afterward that two of the students hadn't signed consent forms and needed to be removed.
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4th-6th grade at least.
Will they be traumatized somehow? Will the painful memory of that kid's parents not signing the release come flooding back, just when they thought they had put the whole ugly episode behind them and got on with their lives?
The article mentioned some people felt the image was humiliating. It did not state what was humiliating, was it the cartoonish looking smiley face or that the color of the smiley face closely matched the color of the child’s hands.
Way back when they didn't worry about such things ~ now they do.
This is a clever solution to an otherwise very tricky problem. i'd just erased their heads!
I teach 3rd grade in Texas and that is exactly what we do. Inevitably, the parents who refused to sign the consent form almost always whine about how their kids were not “allowed” to be in the class picture .
Lighten up. Nobody's saying they will be traumatized. I'm just saying that, years from now, it would be nice to have a decent picture of yourself and your classmates to look at, rather than one that was doctored up because of this kind of unnecessary Bull****
“What a strange culture weve become....”
You never know when a student might want to run for president later.
TWO kids parents didn’t sign.
Where is the other kids smiley face?
Is the MSM deliberately not showing it because he’s white?
Hey it’s good ol’ Charlie Brown! He must spent a lot of time in the sun over summer break...
Actually, the “outrage” would probably be even louder if the guy superimposed the usual white “smiley face”. “You made my son look white!!!” You can’t win with these people so in the words of Bette Midler, “F*** ‘em if they can’t take a joke”
"Claussen said he was able to use the photo editing software Adobe Photoshop to lift one of the kids out, but had explained to them that there was a problem with the second student. He was sitting in the front row, right in the middle."
No kidding. I grew up in the 1970s when "embarrassing" school photos were the norm. I look at photos of myself from that era and it reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite. Somehow, I survived the mortification and ended up having a successful life...
I would never give my consent for such a photo. On the other hand, I wouldn't be in the photo either.
Professional photographers need to get consent forms for any photo with people in it. AFAIK that has been true for a while now
The kid's black, I think. If he'd used a white or yellow smiley face, Jesse Jackson would be involved by now.
Professional photographers need consent forms for ANY photo with people in it. It has to do with ownership of the image. If they don’t get the form they can’t publish it.
(Don’t ask me about crowd shots, because I don’t know.)
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