11 Embarrassing Yearbook Fails
1Photoshopped shirts in the name of modesty
Tattoos disappeared. Sleeves were added to tank tops. Necklines were raised. However, the editing changes weren't across the board. Some of the girls' photos were left untouched as were all of the boys' photos.
Heber City, a small town of about 12,000, is 40 miles east of Salt Lake City, where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered. Mormons encourage modesty and for women, that can mean covering shoulders and avoiding anything short, low-cut or clingy.
2A little exposure goes a long way
The school board may have had the last laugh however, as they described the offensive part of the picture as "very small" and "easily overlooked."
3One missing letter makes all the difference
4No, she's not a gardening tool
5A harmless question results in yearbook fat shaming
Throughout the yearbook, students give quotes to questions on various topics. When the question, "When I hear the word 'Twinkie' I think of......" was posed, things got ugly. Half the responses referred to "fat people." It was obvious from one of the quotes the student knew it was wrong. He said, "I think of fat kids! Wait is this going in the yearbook? Oh no no no. I think of the minions from Despicable Me!"
The school district said there was a lack of oversight over the yearbook, and that a key person who was supposed to review it was gone during a critical time.
6Proper kerning is your friend
7Multiple mistakes and memories to last a lifetime
The school's principal said the yearbook adviser took a leave of absence halfway through the school year. The yearbook staff were left high and dry and due to a lack of funding had to fit two months of work into two weeks, resulting the errors.
Some words are misspelled so badly it's hard to tell what their intended meaning was – "altjhojhgh" (although?) and "perservierene" (persevere?) appear in the book as well as these phrases: "Three stunts where done and the crown was in awe" and "Once our coached gave us out pep talk i was able to get in the water and warm up."
8The little dictator wins again!
9A Minnesota high school commits the mother of all typesetting errors
Despite artwork approval by two classes of students and an adviser, the mistake was missed and sent off the printer. With no budget for a reprint, the school decided to hand out stickers to mask the egregious error.
10Proper kerning is STILL your friend
11You know what they say about opinions...
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