I first remember seeing photoshops of celebrities without eyebrows a year or so ago on Reddit. I thought they were weird and assumed they were the work of someone with a hairless fetish and didn’t think twice about them. But over the last month or so they seem to be popping up more and more. The Anne Hathaway one above did a particular number on me last week. It also supports my buddy JB’s theory that she possesses reptile DNA.
Turns out there are several single-serving sites dedicated to photoshopping eyebrows off celebrities — Celebrities Without Eyebrows and F*ck Yeah No Eyebrows are the most popular. While perusing them the thing that jumps out to me (besides the number of man hours that have been dedicated to photoshopping eyebrows off of other human beings) is how I can’t even tell that the eyebrows are missing on a lot of celebrities (Fassbender and Gwyneth Paltrow are prime examples) and how removing them from others transforms them into brain-eating cult members who may or may not be on the way to audition for the Powder sequel.
Maybe the creepiness is a function of the quality of the photoshop? I’m not really sure. All I know is that I didn’t think it was possible for my darling Mila to creep me out. And that happened. So now I have to share to level the playing field.