Target has apologized after being caught in a Photoshop error that indicated the retailer went too far in touching up an ad for a girl’s bathing suit, ABC News reports.
"The model in the ad has a thigh gap, the gaping space between her legs and a worrying body trend among teenage girls. But the gap actually extends into her pelvis (and the bathing suit the ad aims to sell) in an apparent slip of the Photoshop eraser," the story reports.
The model is also missing parts of her ribcage and hip, the report notes.
Target spokesman Evan Miller told ABCNews.com: “It was an unfortunate error on our part and we apologize. We removed the image from the site and we’re working to get a new image up there.”
But the incident has drawn an outcry from critics accusing the retailer of promoting unrealistic body images, among other issues.
Here’s a video report: