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Nine news has apologised for a "Photoshop error" after Animal Justice Party MP Georgie Purcell called out an altered image.
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Nine News has apologised to a Victorian MP for Photoshopping her image in its news coverage.

Animal Justice Party MP Georgie Purcell publicly criticised the network for digitally altering her clothes and body.

In a post to social media, Purcell shared the original photo and Nine’s version.

Nine News’ response

Nine blamed a “graphic error” for the changes to the original image.

In an online statement, Nine News Melbourne director Hugh Nailon said: “I would like to sincerely apologise to Georgie Purcell.”

Nailon claimed the network’s graphics team sourced “an online image of Georgie” and resized it in image editing program Adobe Photoshop.

“During that process, the automation by Photoshop created an image that was not consistent with the original,” he said.

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