WATERVILE, Maine (AP) - A group is targeting another magazine that's popular with teenage girls after a 14-year-old from Maine convinced Seventeen Magazine not to alter photos of models.
Two other members of SPARK, which is committed to ending sexualization of girls in the media, have launched an online petition asking Teen Vogue to make the same to commitment not to airbrush photos to make models appear thinner and blemish-free.
Julia Bluhm of Waterville originally asked Seventeen Magazine's editor in early May to run at least one unaltered photo spread a month. Her online petition received more than 85,000 signatures.
Seventeen's Editor-in-Chief Ann Shoket responded in the August issue by vowing never to alter girls' bodies or faces, giving Bluhm more than she'd asked for.
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