GQ Mocks Vanity Fair’s Famous Photoshop Blunder In Its Latest ‘Comedy’ Cover
Images via GQ and Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair’s viral 2018 Hollywood portfolio cover, which left Reese Witherspoon with three legs and Oprah Winfrey with three hands, is a living example that photo edits can truly go out of hand.
To commemorate the fateful day when the world teamed up to laugh at these errors, GQ’s latest ‘Comedy’ issue spotlights three notable female comedians with extra limbs.
In a high-glam shoot mimicking sister publication Vanity Fair’s cover, Kate McKinnon’s disjointed leg sprawls over Issa Rae’s lap, Sarah Silverman’s third leg takes center stage, and mysterious hands pop up in physically impossible places.
Before anyone could say anything, GQ acknowledged the blunders, apologizing for going against its own editorial guidelines.
“GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue… Our intention was to celebrate the three super-funny superstars, who are all that is smart and perceptive and riotous and necessary in comedy right now. We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.”
Cheekily, the magazine also assured that it will be running an “internal audit” in hopes of becoming more transparent, and will release the results of the assessment in secrecy.
“In an effort to ensure that an error of this magnitude never happens again, and because this sounds like the right thing to say, GQ will be conducting a thorough internal audit of our cover-development process. To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium.”
Take a look at the two covers below. Have you noticed anything out of joint?
Presenting the 2018 #GQComedyIssue, starring Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman. Check back next week for our profiles of the three funniest humans alive. (📷 @martinschoeller)
— k money (@lostinwakanda) May 17, 2018
love the concept, the hand under the platform is killing me pic.twitter.com/afx4TfSrRx
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) May 17, 2018
Where it all begins! Congrats guys. pic.twitter.com/esg2ATUlTe
— Exterface (@exterfacestudio) May 17, 2018
— Love, Harry (@HarryMeites) May 17, 2018
Hands down best GQ ever.
You have a leg up on all others.
— (((@peacebw/u))) (@lbridges1212) May 17, 2018[via GQ, images via various sources]