Travel blogger Amelia Liana has been busted by her followers after they noticed one of her pictures were heavily photoshopped.
The now-deleted image was reportedly taken at the top of the Rockerfeller Center in Manhattan (US). Liana started getting trolled after people noticed that the Freedom Tower, which was completed in 2013, was nowhere in sight.
Daily Mail reported the blogger's photograph was dated May 25, 2017. On closer inspection many also noticed that something was amiss with the reflection.
The Times, who investigated the image, confirmed the picture of Amelia was superimposed on an old image.
How did the window reflect the back of Amelia Liana's arm exactly? Some dodgy af photoshopping going on there 🤔😐🙈 pic.twitter.com/OqXS01dE7W— Emma-Louise Dean 🔴⚪️ (@DinosBeauty) July 15, 2017
Soon her followers noticed issues with other pictures. One in particular was Liana at the Taj Mahal in Agra. There were tourists and she had no reflection.
In damage control mode, Amelia, who has more than 400,000 followers on Instagram, addressed the issue by posting a statement on her blog entitled 'My Image Principles'. In it she writes, "All my imagery is actually shot at the time in the location I specify." She also claims she has never used "editing techniques" to alter herself in the photo.
However, this added more fuel to the fire and she was met with more backlash online.
2. All my imagery is actually shot at the time in the location I specify. "— Chelsea Lopez (@justfake) July 15, 2017
Then how come you had a four year old image of NY???
I get what you are trying to explain. But by altering some images to the extent which u have, you are promoting a lifestyle which is fiction— Hello Denise (@MelbournianMama) July 15, 2017
this really didn't address anything or answer most people's questions though...you're not just lightly retouching images are you— martha (@lilfaerys) July 16, 2017
Do you have any integrity at all? How can you post such outright lies whilst presenting some of the worst photoshopping I have ever seen!?— NoMoreLies (@NoMoreL1es) July 16, 2017