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Target apologizes after "Thigh Gap" controversy

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Target has apologized for photoshopping a junior swimsuit model. (Image credit: Target has apologized for photoshopping a junior swimsuit model. (Image credit:
MINNESOTA (WKOW) --- Target is apologizing after a "Thigh Gap" photo controversy.

The model of a Target girl's swimsuit can be seen with a thigh gap.  That is the gap space between the legs that has become a body concern for young women.

This gap in the ad actually extends into the pelvis and looks like a photoshop error.  Many women are upset though that they would be editing that area to begin with because of the image that girls need to have a larger gap.

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

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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