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John Mayer Photoshops Himself Into Another Universe on Instagram

2014’s been a banner year for Instagram retouching. Just ask Beyoncé or Kris Jenner. But it looks like those two have a little competition in the Photoshop department thanks to John Mayer. The singer posted a photo to his feed yesterday that looks a little too good to be true… that’s because it is airbrushed into near-oblivion.


So good to see my friend Ricky again. It’s been a while.

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The image, which looks more like a digital painting than a picture taken with a camera phone, shows Mayer sitting down next to a pal, a furtive smize in the singer’s eyes, as if he’s taunting us like, “yeah, this is ‘shopped to all hell – watchu ‘gon do about it?

Mayer could have used the extreme filter ironically. After all, none of his other pictures appear to be that altered. Or, you know, he could have been having a bad skin day and didn’t want the entire world to see. Or perhaps this is the launch of the new line of John Mayer plastic dolls? In any case, bang up use of Photoshop.

[h/t E!]