Notorious pervert Terry Richardson is known for his point-and-shoot photography style, but that just won’t cut it when it comes to ultimate diva Mariah Carey, who will not allow unretouched photos of herself out in the wild.
Of course, Jezebel got a hold of the originals and the Photoshopped versions of her latest shoot with Terry and have pointed out just how much work has been done on them. It seems sorta obvious – of COURSE photos are retouched within an inch of their lives, especially if you’re working with really big stars. These don’t look too shocking, but check out some more behind the cut.
July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am by Jennifer
Terry Richardson is a disgusting human being, and that should be the end of it, but he’s got his supporters — one of them being singer Sky Ferreira, who backs Richardson and supports him. You may remember that Terry Richardson directed Lady Gaga’s now scrapped “Do What U Want” video, which has been called “an ad for rape.” Ms. Ferreira says Mr. Richardson isn’t to blame for that, and goes on to sing his praises.
Via The Guardian:
As someone who has worked very closely with Terry Richardson on many many many occasions since I was 17 years old, I would like to say … from my OWN personal experience: I have never been forced or manipulated into anything.
I made a music video with him and I have never felt uncomfortable with Terry & had 99 percent of the creative control. This was before I was ‘famous’. Allegations are one thing but completely blaming the director isn’t fair aka the Lady Gaga video … The media acting as if Terry Richardson manipulated Lady Gaga into making a video about getting touched by R Kelly or whatever is a whole other thing. She is 28 year old woman & fully capable/aware of what she was doing.
I am NOT saying the women who have publicly spoken [about being harassed by Richardson] are at fault or wrong or lying. The media & the fucking peanut gallery/trolls on the internet can paint any picture they want of you. They never have the full details. They can manipulate & project an image/persona that benefits them … There are many reasons & FACTS why I support Terry Richardson that media (basically) refuses to acknowledge.
Well I don’t disagree with her on one thing — Lady Gaga is indeed a grown woman and should be held accountable. And if she says her experiences with Richardson weren’t creepy or weird, then we’ll have to take her word for it. Although it would be really helpful if she shared her “reasons & FACTS”.
I still think he’s gross.
June 28, 2014 at 10:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I’m only vaguely shocked that Lady Gaga – someone who purports to be ingelligent, mindful and outspoken about equality and injustice in life thought it was a good idea to make her video for ‘Do What U Want’ – which features notorious (unconvicted) child molester R. Kelly, by the way – some big rape fest. So much so that the video has been scrapped, thank God. Oh, and did we mention that the vid was directed by Terry Richardson? #Feminism!
From Page Six:
The raunchy video starring Gaga and Kelly was directed by controversial photographer Terry Richardson and depicts racy scenes between the singers. Its release would have coincided with heated attention focused on scandals involving both Richardson and Kelly.
According to our source, Kelly plays a doctor in the video, with Gaga acting as his patient in scenes that riff on her real-life hip injury last year.
Gaga asks Kelly, “Will I ever be able to walk again?” The singer replies, “Yes, if you let me do whatever I want with your body.” The not-so-good doctor then adds, “I’m putting you under, and when you wake up, you’re going to be pregnant.” Alrighty, then!
A source told us, “Gaga had a video directed by an alleged sexual predator, starring another sexual predator. With the theme, ‘I’m going to do whatever I want with your body’? It was literally an ad for rape.” Reps for Gaga and Richardson didn’t comment. Kelly’s rep didn’t get back to us.
Wow. This is in such colossally bad taste that for once, I am actually rendered pretty speechless. I also find it pretty difficult to have serious discourse with/about someone whose head is obviously so far up her own ass that she can’t see the light of day. Whatever sexual fantasies you have, play them out in private – especially if they are potentially triggering/disrespectful to all of those who have been sexually assaulted/violated… and yes, there are millions. The thing is, this video didn’t just have ONE thing wrong with it. It had EVERYTHING wrong with it. I’ve always said that celebrities have no responsibility to be role models, and I don’t believe Gaga does, either. However, I do believe celebrities – and the rest of us – have a responsibility to be decent human beings. Big fail on this one.
Here’s a clip, if you can be bothered. If I have to see Gaga rolling around on a floor and masturbating one more time in my life, I swear to God…
June 20, 2014 at 7:00 am by Jennifer
Terry Richardson is a disgusting piece of shit who sexually harasses young women by preying on their desperation to be famous models, but New York Magazine apparently thinks he’s just a misunderstood genius who would never hurt anyone and deserves another chance.
In fact, Terry himself defended himself against the DOZENS of allegations of sex abuse by models he’s previously worked with, and brazenly claims that he has “no regrets” about anything that’s happened.
“I don’t have any regrets about the work at all, but obviously I don’t ever want someone to feel like that. It was never my intention. But also, people do things, and then they have regrets, and that’s also nothing to do with me. Then don’t do pictures like that again…I’m okay with myself about everything, and that to me is the most important thing.”
Richardson further declared that he was never alone with any models while on the job. “It was never just me and a girl ever. It was always assistants, or other people around, or girls brought friends over to hang out,” he said.
“It was very daytime, no drugs, no alcohol,” he added. “There was energy, it was fun, it was exciting, making these strong images, and that’s what it was. People collaborating and exploring sexuality and taking pictures.”
Well yes, I imagine you, as the rapist/sexual abuser, would be “okay” about everything. I’d say it’s the girls he’s abused that are definitely NOT okay with any of it, and your refusal to admit what you’ve done/the fact that you’ll never pay for it in any way is also NOT okay. Fuck Terry Richardson, man.
Also, for those of you who think he’s “not guilty” and that the girls could have all just said no to him… what kinda sick pervert do you have to be to even LIKE doing the type of photos he’s done? Don’t give me that consent bullshit. If you kill someone and the person you’re killing doesn’t fight back, were they asking for it?
June 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Terry Richardson is a pervert of the highest order, and lots of models and wannabe models have been coming forward recently to say just that. It’s no secret that he’s made a career on doing provocative shoots featuring lots of nudity, sex acts and other disgusting bullshit that is in no way artistic and basically just poorly masqueraded pseudo-porn.
Despite his legions of celebrity supporters, turns out major magazines are sorta over his bullshit – especially after the latest revelation that he texted a model offering to book her for a Vogue shoot if she lets him fuck her. (Not at all) Tempting, but no – and Vogue wants nothing to do with that bullshit.
“The last assignment Terry Richardson had for US Vogue appeared in the July 2010 issue and we have no plans to work with him in the future,” the publication said in a statement to Us Weekly.
I mean, look – Vogue may be making some shitty choices lately, but this sort of redeems them a bit in my eyes. Fuck Terry Richardson (not literally – though that’s what he’d like if you’re looking to break into the modeling industry) – I hope that scumbag never works again.
April 22, 2014 at 11:00 am by Jennifer
Jared Leto is a beautiful man, so it’s not surprising that he makes a beautiful woman. Here he is on the cover of the summer 2013 edition of Candy magazine. People are saying he looks like Katy Perry or Zooey Deschanel. I’m getting more of a Goldie Hawn circa Laugh-In vibe. Terry Richardson is credited with taking the photo. Not surprised. This has his look all over it. I guess he is the only photographer left in the world, as I see his work pretty much everywhere for everything and everyone in Hollywood.
Here’s another photo of Mr. Leto in drag, from the magazine’s website:
I’m lovin’ it.