Young women are once again being fed impossible body image expectations by another major retailer.

This time, the upscale Wal-Mart Target opted to Photoshop the crotch out of a young model in a bikini to create something called a "crotch gap," which has recently gotten a lot of play on the Internet. 

The "Xhilaration® Junior's Midkini 2-Piece Swimsuit -Leopard Print" sold by Target's online store features the badly, and needlessly, Photoshopped image. Check it out:


WTF Target? And that twig of an arm to the right of the picture? WHAT? Not to mention the jagged side of her stomach, which is a clear sign they botched a job trying to make a fit model look even skinnier. This is pathetic. As Jezebel points out: this is for their JUNIORS line. Welcome to the real world, girls: where companies will force feed you their idea of physical perfection, even if they can't achieve it using computer software.

[via Jezebel]