Britney Spears is edited beyond recognition in new magazine cover (PHOTO)

Dec 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Image: Via Women's Health Britney Spears Video

Britney Spears graces the cover of the new January/February Women's Health magazine. When fans saw it, though, they recoiled in horror. Something is off with the pop princess' face, and it didn't go unnoticed by the internet community. This naturally led to speculation about Spears' rock hard abs, which are also featured on the cover.

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To prove her abs haven't been Photoshopped, Women's Health released a "behind-the-scenes" video of Spears' photo shoot. Unfortunately, this video revealed a lot more than the magazine or Spears probably intended. Here are a few other things the video proves.

That Britney looks great in a fitted vest!

Most of this photo shoot was done in a fitted vest. How is that supposed to prove that Spears' abs aren't Photoshopped, exactly? Everybody looks good in a fitted vest.

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That no number of sit-ups changes a post-baby body

Here are a couple of cherry-picked moments from the video that prove Britney Spears has impressive abs, but her tummy isn't as flat as Women's Health apparently wants it to be. The images reveal a little gift left behind from Spears' babies. Let's be real, with the exception of Victoria's Secret models, all moms are left with a different stomach after carrying a baby. And guess what? There's no shame in that! Women who haven't had babies experience this phenomenon from time to time when they eat a big, salty lunch. It is then referred to as a "food baby." Either way, it happens to all women and there's no reason to hide it.

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That "behind-the-scenes" videos are also edited

Wow, Women's Health. You release a video to prove that Spears' photos weren't Photoshopped, and then you edit the video! Your use of super-quick, barely discernible shots didn't go unnoticed either.

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You kind of look like a dork in a photo shoot

Spears seems a little uncomfortable in places during the shoot, and it shows. At about the 1:09 mark, she starts doing this weird little dance that is, well, dorky. We're not criticizing — we'd likely feel self-conscious in a photo shoot that you know will result in a cover that the whole world is going to comment on. Still, if we were Britney, we'd be way more upset at the release of this (at times) embarrassing video than we would be about people's speculation regarding the flatness of our stomachs.

Why we hate Photoshopping

All joking aside, this is why we hate Photoshop. It makes women not look like women, but rather like digital creations and in this case, it completely discredits the subject. We all know Spears works her ass off in the gym, and she looks incredible. She may not look flawless, but she looks amazing. By altering her face, everyone assumes her abs were enhanced as well, which robs Spears of the credit she richly deserves for her discipline, hard work and dedication. Nice work, Women's Health.

All Images: Via Women's Health Britney Spears video