While Beyonce went the less subtle route of having her publicist demand websites remove unflattering photos of her, Lady Gaga‘s people were smart enough to realize photo agencies would let you have sex with your kids if it meant an exclusive and started demanding pics be “enhanced” before they’re approved for publication. A process that was immediately agreed to because I made the joke about sex with kids, right? Okay, good. Page Six report:
Photographers covering an event last week had to agree to give Lady Gaga final approval before any of their images could be released.
They were told to “Smooth out her jaw line and thin her arm,” and “Smooth out and thin her legs,” according to one insider.
“They are all complaining she’s a control freak,” the event organizer told me.
Kevin Mazur, the Wireimage/Getty photographer who had the exclusive rights to shoot her shows at Roseland, which wrapped up Monday, admits he retouched his images and that Gaga’s management team had final approval.
Of course, the most amazing part of this story is that Lady Gaga is asking for boring, conventional things like thinner arms or a less manly chin instead of being turned into a bedazzled eagle-woman with three elephant dicks. It used to be about the art.