Seventeen has at last, in an oblique kind of way, responded to the controversy sparked in April when a 14-year-old from Maine started an online petition calling out the magazine's over-use of Photoshop. That petition, started by a middle school student named Julia Bluhm, quickly went viral and was signed by over 84,000 people. When Bluhm and some other feminist activists went to the Hearst building to deliver the petition personally, Seventeen and its editor, Ann Shoket, would give only a boilerplate response via a spokesperson. (It began, "We're proud of Julia for being so passionate about an issue.") The demonstration, though it attracted only five teenaged protesters, was covered by Nightline, the New York Times, and numerous other national news outlets.