This is not the first time that Fox is doctoring visuals.
So much for Reality Shows.
All the Channels do this.
Fox is unfortunate to be caught.
In the opening sequence of Gordon Ramsay’s latest cooking competition, there’s an American Idol-style shot of an excited crowd waiting to audition. The voiceover claims “thousands upon thousands lined up” to try out for the show’s second season.
Except if you look closely, producers replicated portions of the crowd to make the group appear larger than it really was. Here’s a screen shot and an exclusive response from the producers, below. Notice the circled areas show the same clusters of people used twice (including a very obvious woman in a bright orange hoodie):
In a comment to Entertainment Weekly, Fox admitted the photo was changed and says they won’t use that shot anymore. It doesn’t really affect anything (thousands probably did audition) but it’s a fun gotcha for a show that takes itself so very seriously. .
“We have reviewed the footage and it’s clear that the scene was enhanced in post-production. We sincerely apologize to our viewers and hope that they still enjoyed the show.”