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Social Goods | Mario Testino, Bruce Weber Accused of Sexual Exploitation, CVS Bans Photoshop

This week, male models accuse Testino and Weber of sexual exploitation, while CVS will no longer photoshop beauty advertisements.
Mario Testino | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Victoria Berezhna

Male Models Say Mario Testino and Bruce Weber Sexually Exploited Them (The New York Times)
"Thirteen male assistants and models who have worked with the photographer Mario Testino, a favorite of the English royal family and Vogue, told The Times that he subjected them to sexual advances that in some cases included groping and masturbation."

Cvs Will No Longer Photoshop Beauty Ads (The Cut)
"CVS Pharmacy is including Photoshop in its health philosophy. The company announced that, beginning in April, it will not digitally alter its in-house beauty ads. The goal is to have all of their images Photoshop-free by 2020, and brands sold in CVS that do digitally alter their images will be identified as such."

Why Nike Sees Social Responsibility as an Opportunity to Innovate (Fast Company)
"'The reframe that happened is that we stopped seeing sustainability and labour rights as a risk and burden [and instead] as a source of innovation. If you flip it to be about an innovation opportunity, people step into that space with less fear,' said Nike sustainability head Hannah Jones."

Supreme Court to Rule Whether E-Retailers Pay State Sales Tax (Retail Dive)
"The Supreme Court decided to take up a contentious debate over whether online sellers would be required to collect sales tax in the same way local physical stores do. The court also urged Congress to address the issue through legislative efforts."

People Are Calling Out Tarte Cosmetics for a Lack of Diversity (Teen Vogue)
"A user posted an image of Tarte Shape Tape Foundation swatches shown on an arm of someone with darker skin. "Is @tartecosmetics serious?" she wrote in her caption. From the photo, it's clear the majority of the shades are for lighter complexions, and the few deeper tones have very little variation."

Victoria Beckham Draws Uproar Over Superthin Model in Ad Campaign (The New York Times)
"A glossy image of the Lithuanian model Giedre Dukauskaite, published by Ms Beckham on social media last week as she unveiled designs from her spring and summer 2018 eyewear range, has drawn a fierce public response."

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