Fake pictures, real trouble: Mamata Banerjee-PeeCee, Dhoni-Taskin Ahmed - morphed images that made headlines

The 'Harvard Lampoon' was recently forced to apologise for publishing a sexualised image of Anne Frank.

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From left: Mamata Banerjee, Priyanka Chopra, MS Dhoni, Taskin Ahmed.
The 'Harvard Lampoon' was recently forced to apologise for publishing a sexualised image of Anne Frank that depicted her face on the body of a bikini-clad woman.

A look at other times morphing an image made headlines.


1. Mamata Banerjee


In May this year, the Supreme Court of India asked Priyanka Sharma of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha to apologise to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sharma was arrested after she shared a photo in which Banerjee’s face was morphed onto Priyanka Chopra’s much-talked about Met Gala look. After her release, Sharma claimed that she was forced to write an apology and that she wasn’t sorry for the meme.

2. Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

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The cover was released days after Trump sided with Putin over American intelligence agencies’ reports of Russian interference in the US election.


In July 2018, Time magazine morphed the faces of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to create an eerie love-child cover for its print edition. The magazine also posted a GIF of the US President morphing into the Russian President and back to show Trump’s close association with Russia. The cover was released days after Trump sided with Putin over American intelligence agencies’ reports of Russian interference in the US election.

3. Sheikh Hasina
In January, Monir Hossain, a 35-year-old man in Bangladesh, was sentenced to seven years in jail. He was found guilty of circulating, in 2013, doctored pictures of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other politicians, including India’s former prime minister Manmohan Singh. This news caused waves amidst criticism of how the Bangladeshi government was implementing strict Internet laws to curb dissent.

4. Mahendra Singh Dhoni


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In 2016, just a day ahead of the final match in the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh, a morphed picture of the right-arm Bangladeshi spinner Taskin Ahmed holding the severed head of then Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni went viral. The picture angered Indian fans on social media and was heavily criticised by the Bangladeshi media. India won the final and the cup by eight wickets.

5. Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus
In January 2018, risqué pictures of Lady Gaga and Miley were turned into faux nude ads for the Grammys by conservative street artist Sabo. The adverts appeared on the walls of Hollywood right before the Grammys, where Gaga and Cyrus were set to perform. The photos used by Sabo were taken by Terry Richardson, who has been accused of sexual harassment. The ads said #weallknew, which was an attack on the musicians for not speaking up against sexual predators. Sabo also said he targeted the music industry for its misogynistic lyrics.

Met Gala Pink Carpet: Isha Ambani, Priyanka & Deepika's Camp Style; Lady Gaga's Outfit Changes
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The 2019 Met Gala saw stars bring their best fashion game to the pink carpet keeping in theme with this year's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. The theme was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by American author Susan Sontag in which she describes the phenomenon as something that shan't be talked about: "To talk about Camp is therefore to betray it."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose yearly bash welcomes over-the-top looks based on a theme, saw pink and gold, trains, fringe and fur as the gala kicked off in New York City.

Singer Lady Gaga, Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, British singer Harry Styles and tennis superstar Serena Williams joined Vogue editor Anna Wintour in co-chairing the event, which raises money for the Costume Institute.

In Pic (L to R): Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Lady Gaga.

The 2019 Met Gala saw stars bring their best fashion game to the pink carpet keeping in theme with this year's theme 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. The theme was inspired by a seminal 1964 essay by Amer..
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Priyanka Chopra and actor-singer husband Nick Jonas attended their first Met Gala as a married couple dressed in Dior. The 'Baywatch' actress, styled by Mimi Cuttrell, opted for a whimsical custom-made sheer, silver gown with colourful ruffled feathers, and completed her look with crown. The 26-year-old 'Sucker' singer complemented her in a white tuxedo paired.

The couple who tied the knot last year, had first attended the Met Gala together in 2017.

Priyanka Chopra and actor-singer husband Nick Jonas attended their first Met Gala as a married couple dressed in Dior. The 'Baywatch' actress, styled by Mimi Cuttrell, opted for a whimsical custom-..
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Deepika Padukone channeled her inner barbie at the Met Gala. The 'Padmaavat' actress arrived dolled up in a metallic-pink, lurex jacquard Zac Posen gown.

Deepika Padukone channeled her inner barbie at the Met Gala. The 'Padmaavat' actress arrived dolled up in a metallic-pink, lurex jacquard Zac Posen gown.

Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose high-profile wedding last year was the stuff of international headlines, arrived at the Met Gala looking right out of a fairy tale in a pale violet tulle v-neck ballgown. The Prabal Gurung ensemble featured hand-embroidered crystal and ostrich feather, sunburst pleating inserts and sculptural shoulder flourette. The Reliance heiress also posed with the designer on the pink carpet.

Ambani had made her Met Gala in 2017 in a gold Dior gown.

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Isha Ambani-Piramal, whose high-profile wedding last year was the stuff of international headlines, arrived at the Met Gala looking right out of a fairy tale in a pale violet tulle v-neck ballgown. T..
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Serena Williams attended the Met Gala with husband Alexis Ohanian Sr. While the businessman kept it simple in a monochrome suit, the tennis star opted for a Versace gown, crafted from innovative fabric with fluorescent properties and matching sneakers by Off-White x Nike. The boustier corset dress, detachable skirt and draped cape feature appliqué of the heritage Atelier Versace Ivy motif was embroidered in organza with thread and Swarovski crystals.
Serena Williams attended the Met Gala with husband Alexis Ohanian Sr. While the businessman kept it simple in a monochrome suit, the tennis star opted for a Versace gown, crafted from innovative fabr..
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Pop icon and this year's Met Gala co-host Lady Gaga stole the show with her grand entrance at the annual event.

The Oscar-winner arrived wearing a bright pink gown, before peeling off layers and revealing four costume changes. Gaga shed the Brandon Maxwell gown to reveal a strapless black ballgown by the designer, who was also her date to the event. That soon changed into a hot-pink dress, and which she went on to peel too for glittering black lingerie, fishnet stockings and platform boots.

Pop icon and this year's Met Gala co-host Lady Gaga stole the show with her grand entrance at the annual event.The Oscar-winner arrived wearing a bright pink gown, before peeling off layers and revea..
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The Kardashian-Jenner clan dressed to kill at the Met Gala 2019. Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kanye West and Travis Scott opted for black ensembles. While Kim Kardashian West opted for the wet look with outfit featuring beads that appeared as water droplets, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner were visions in bright orange and lilac gowns.

In pic: (L-R) Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Kendall, Kylie and Travis Scott
The Kardashian-Jenner clan dressed to kill at the Met Gala 2019. Kris Jenner, her boyfriend Corey Gamble, Kanye West and Travis Scott opted for black ensembles. While Kim Kardashian West opted for th..
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Singer Katy Perry (L) made quite the statement at the high-on-fashion event, arriving on the Met steps dressed as a chandelier. The 'Roar' singer began the night in a silver outfit complete with bulbs and a headpiece that weighed 40 pounds. When asked how she would sit, rolling her eyes, she replied, “You don’t sit down at the Met.” But that wasn't all, the singer later changed into a burger outfit through the course of the night.


Designer Diane von Furstenberg (R) brought Lady Liberty to the Met Gala, as she paid to tribute to her late mother with her ensemble. The 72-year-old fashion icon revealed that her look, representing the Statue of Liberty complete with a torch of freedom and the crown, was in honour of her mum Liliane Nahmias, who was arrested and sent to Auschwitz 75 years ago.

Singer Katy Perry (L) made quite the statement at the high-on-fashion event, arriving on the Met steps dressed as a chandelier. The 'Roar' singer began the night in a silver outfit complete with bulb..
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Actor Billy Porter stole the show arriving at the Met Gala looking like an Egyptian pharaoh. Carried onto the carpet by six shirtless attendants, the 'Pose' star was dressed in all gold, complete with wings. He later revealed that his look was a tribute to Diana Ross's character the 1975 film 'Mahogany'.

Actor Billy Porter stole the show arriving at the Met Gala looking like an Egyptian pharaoh. Carried onto the carpet by six shirtless attendants, the 'Pose' star was dressed in all gold, complete wit..
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