March 24, 2016 4:29 pm

Britney Spears under fire for Instagram pic: did the singer Photoshop herself?

Britney Spears Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at The LINQ Promenade on November 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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In this era of social media, it’s difficult to tell what’s real and what isn’t.

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Several celebrities, including Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, have been accused in the past of Photoshopping photos they’ve posted to social media, and now singer Britney Spears is under fire for doing it on her Instagram account.

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Spears posted a picture of herself getting some sun, and many readers were quick to point out a gap underneath her lower back (yes, they’re calling it a “back gap,” named after the “thigh gap” so frequently Photoshopped into pictures).

Just chilling ☀️

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One reader pointed out that it could be fabric from a bunched-up towel or blanket, but others were insistent that there should be some tile visible.

Another reader wrote, “Honey, you have enought [sic] money so someone at least make a good Photoshop and do not forget to put the path in your back.”

Ouch. What do you think?

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