What do Anne Boleyn, Frida Kahlo and Kylie Jenner all have in common, besides all being women? There’s a strange corner of the internet that firmly believes they both look better with fillers, a snatched nose, HD brows and eyelash extensions.
One night I came across a tweet that read: “This Instagram rly just bimbofied Anne Boleyn. I’m speechless.” Underneath was a screenshot of a before and after of the 16th century royal. The left side showed a famous painting and, on the right, her features were edited to resemble a Gen-Z model. Unsure if it was a joke or not, I searched the original Instagram account to investigate. Who is photoshopping the face of a 500-year-old monarch and why?