School-picture alterations don’t appear to be limited to the airbrushing of a child’s skin, teeth or blemishes.
Whitney Rose, a mom of two hearing-impaired toddlers, told The Post that she believes a photographer from a different company erased her 3-year-old son’s hearing aids from his school picture. Her outrage over the apparent offense garnered 2.2 million views on TikTok.
“These are my son’s hearing aids. They help him hear, they’re a part of who he is and he likes them,” Rose said on her TikTok account, @TheseDeafKidsRock.
“It’s sending a message to him that part of who he is, his hearing loss, is something he should be ashamed of.”
But Manhattan mom Heidi Green — an event and professional portrait photographer who spent 10 years snapping school pictures — said it is often parents who are pushing for perfection.