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Even Leonardo DiCaprio Can't Defy Gravity ... Double Chin Photoshopped

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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019). (IMDb)

By    |   Friday, 10 August 2018 12:54 PM

Even Leonardo DiCaprio cannot defy gravity, with Sony Pictures choosing to have his double chin photoshopped out of a June promotional photo for his upcoming film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," according to USA Today.

The touch-ups were meant to be discreet, but in a Photoshop blunder, Sony accidently uploaded the wrong promotional image of the actor posing alongside co-star Brad Pitt, both dressed in character.

The upcoming film, which is produced by Quintin Tarantino, centers around DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, the former star of a western TV series, and Pitt as his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth as they struggle to make it through a changing Hollywood in 1969.

The previously unpublished photo was clearly not edited and it almost went unnoticed until Page Six sniffed it out.

Comparing the original image with the released version, several touch-ups were visible.

Wrinkles had been removed from Pitt's neck and chin and marks on the wall behind them had been touched up. But most noticeable is DiCaprio's chin, which was tightened up, the news outlet reported.

The image was first posted to DiCaprio's Instagram page but Page Six reported that Sony has since updated the image so that the changes can no longer be viewed.

In a statement, Sony said the actors "did not request any retouching of photography from Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood," adding that it took "full responsibility for the error."

An unnamed source close to DiCaprio confirmed this to Page Six.

"He wasn't aware of any touch-ups, nor did he request it," the source said.

The whole photo editing flub may be comical on the surface but it reflects a larger issue.

Driven by the increase in popularity of photo editing apps freely available to the general public, more people are seeking surgery to look like their filtered selfies posted to social media.

These edited and filtered images can dent a person's self-esteem to the point where they begin to feel inadequate. Ultimately, this can trigger a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which is an excessive preoccupation with a perceived flaw in appearance and falls within the obsessive-compulsive spectrum.

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