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Mom Sets Record Straight After Her 8-YO Son’s School Photo Was Photoshopped | Don’t Mind the "Gappy Grin"
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Mom Sets Record Straight After Her 8-YO Son’s School Photo Was Photoshopped | Don’t Mind the "Gappy Grin"

"I want my son to be able to look back over all his school photos and see how he has changed," she said.

Cover Image Source: Twitter | Angela Pickett
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In the era of social media, a lot of individuals modify their appearance using editing software like Photoshop. An eight-year-old boy whose school photo was altered to make it appear as though he had a full set of teeth is the subject of the most viral Photoshop story. After discovering that their school photo firm had retouched her 8-year-old son's missing teeth into his mouth, the mother was incensed. "Surely we have lost the plot when we start photoshopping an 8-year-old’s gappy grin," Australian mom Angela Pickett wrote in a viral blog post about the incident.

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When Pickett opened her son's photo packet, she confesses that her initial impression was, "I didn't realize he still had teeth when the photos were taken." "But then I looked at the family photo and his class photo — and there he was," Pickett wrote. "Gappy McGapster (as he currently calls himself) in all his glory." Teaching her son about body image, Pickett said, didn't seem like an urgent issue at this time. "At first, I thought they’d given us last year’s photo — but then I looked closer. Nope. His mouth had been photoshopped with what looked like last year’s baby teeth swapped in." The business, which Pickett declined to name, had already apologized and offered to reproduce the images showing her son's genuine smile, Pickett told TODAY.