I went through a few drafts of this post trying to come up with an “angle,” or some cute pun in the title, or some way to whip it into an uproarious satire. But it’s all rubbish. Some things just have to be faced head-on, and stated plainly. So let me state this plainly:
Digitally adding cap sleeves to angels in 150-year-old devotional religious paintings is a bad idea (see here and here), and digitally altering photographs of a young girl in Primary class to add cap sleeves is a bad idea.
I may be shouting into the wind, I may be tilting at windmills. But if nothing else I am an optimist, so I cling to the hope that this message reaches somebody who can make it stop: Stop. Please, please stop. Please stop doing this. This is madness. You don’t believe me that it is madness? Let’s continue your logic and see where it takes us:
You have done enough. Please, let this come to an end now. This is a road we really, really don’t want to go down. Let us turn back now.
Update: Peggy Fletcher Stack at the SLTrib highlights the issue.