GQ Trolls Vanity Fair PhotoShop Cover Disaster: ‘Best Comedy Issue Ever’

GQ decided to go in for a ferocious bit of trolling in its new recent comedy issue, releasing a cover that lampoons the much-maligned cover of Vanity Fair’s January Hollywood issue.

The GQ cover features comedians gown-wearing Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman in a mangled mess of obviously PhotoShopped limbs — and bears a striking similarity to the Vanity Fair mashup of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman earlier this year that seemed to show an extra leg.

“We deeply regret what happened to the 2018 #GQComedyIssue cover,” said the magazine in a devilish tweet.

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We deeply regret what happened to the 2018 #GQComedyIssue cover https://t.co/BsysaNGbc9 pic.twitter.com/OGpN4jUYMo

— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 17, 2018

The accompanying article by the magazine drove the point home.

“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,” wrote the editors. “We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.”

“To you, our respected readers, we know that GQ must work doubly hard to earn back your trust. Until then, we’ll be ignoring our mentions,” they added.

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In the photo used for the Vanity Fair cover, Witherspoon’s legs are crossed to one side, but the lighting and color of her dress led some to believe that the magazine composited two shots and forgot to remove a visible extra leg. The magazine, however, insisted the flesh-toned portion of the photo is simply the back of her dress.

More damning, however, was a behind-the-scenes photo of Winfrey and Witherspoon on set in which Winfrey appears to have one hand on her hip, one in her lap, as well as a surprise third hand around Witherspoon’s waist.

Needless to say the internet had a field day with the GQ cover, as wags, pundits and blue checks all tried to get in on the fun.

“We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.” https://t.co/wrKYxbeDkW

— Zach Baron (@zachbaron) May 17, 2018

Who says times are tough in publishing? This shoot must’ve cost @GQMagazine an arm and a leg. And an arm. And a leg. https://t.co/7B4qdQN9Hp

— EJ Samson (@ejsamson) May 17, 2018

Strong troll game from @GQMagazine pic.twitter.com/TQ5iTb3mT5

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) May 17, 2018

“To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium.” https://t.co/BiyyVUNjWh

— Ben Walsh (@BenDWalsh) May 17, 2018

HANDS DOWN Our Best Comedy Issue Ever! ???????? https://t.co/BFabro5KnO

— Luke Leifeste (@lukeleifeste) May 17, 2018

This is just perfect. https://t.co/o9Usi5dFii

— Taffy Brodesser-Akner (@taffyakner) May 17, 2018

GQ, trolling @VanityFair so hard.

(via @lukeleifeste) https://t.co/cVb5VodXZs

— Carl Quintanilla (@carlquintanilla) May 17, 2018

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GQ decided to go in for a ferocious bit of trolling in its new recent comedy issue, releasing a cover that lampoons the much-maligned cover of Vanity Fair’s January Hollywood issue.

The GQ cover features comedians gown-wearing Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman in a mangled mess of obviously PhotoShopped limbs — and bears a striking similarity to the Vanity Fair mashup of Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman earlier this year that seemed to show an extra leg.

“We deeply regret what happened to the 2018 #GQComedyIssue cover,” said the magazine in a devilish tweet.

The accompanying article by the magazine drove the point home.

“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,” wrote the editors. “We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.”

“To you, our respected readers, we know that GQ must work doubly hard to earn back your trust. Until then, we’ll be ignoring our mentions,” they added.

In the photo used for the Vanity Fair cover, Witherspoon’s legs are crossed to one side, but the lighting and color of her dress led some to believe that the magazine composited two shots and forgot to remove a visible extra leg. The magazine, however, insisted the flesh-toned portion of the photo is simply the back of her dress.

More damning, however, was a behind-the-scenes photo of Winfrey and Witherspoon on set in which Winfrey appears to have one hand on her hip, one in her lap, as well as a surprise third hand around Witherspoon’s waist.

Needless to say the internet had a field day with the GQ cover, as wags, pundits and blue checks all tried to get in on the fun.

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Lupita Nyong’o Calls Out UK Magazine for Altering Photo to Look More ‘Eurocentric’

Lupita Nyong’o is perfectly happy with her appearance, thank you very much. However, she doesn’t think “Grazia UK” was after seeing the photo the magazine used for its November 2017 issue.

“Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like. ,” the Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Thursday night.

Nyong’o included pictures from the shoot in her tweet, which did, admittedly, show the Kenyan-Mexican actress with much flatter hair than she sports in other photos.

Nyong’o also took to Instagram with a much lengthier response to the photos.

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“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too,” the Oscar-winning actress wrote.

“Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are,” added Nyong’o, who appears in next month’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

“Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture,” Nyong’o added.

In a statement, Grazia said: “Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologises unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o.”

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“Grazia magazine would like to make it clear that at no point did they make any editorial request to the photographer for Lupita Nyong’o’s hair to be altered on this week’s cover, nor did we alter it ourselves,” the magazine continued. “But we apologise unreservedly for not upholding the highest of editorial standards in ensuring that that we were aware of all alterations that had been made.”

Look below to see the messages shared by Nyong’o and the magazine about the photos.

As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too. Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are. I am disappointed that @graziauk invited me to be on their cover and then edited out and smoothed my hair to fit their notion of what beautiful hair looks like. Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture. #dtmh

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— Grazia UK (@GraziaUK) November 10, 2017

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Lupita Nyong’o is perfectly happy with her appearance, thank you very much. However, she doesn’t think “Grazia UK” was after seeing the photo the magazine used for its November 2017 issue.

“Disappointed that @GraziaUK edited out & smoothed my hair to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like. ,” the Oscar-winning actress tweeted on Thursday night.

Nyong’o included pictures from the shoot in her tweet, which did, admittedly, show the Kenyan-Mexican actress with much flatter hair than she sports in other photos.

Nyong’o also took to Instagram with a much lengthier response to the photos.

“As I have made clear so often in the past with every fiber of my being, I embrace my natural heritage and despite having grown up thinking light skin and straight, silky hair were the standards of beauty, I now know that my dark skin and kinky, coily hair are beautiful too,” the Oscar-winning actress wrote.

“Being featured on the cover of a magazine fulfills me as it is an opportunity to show other dark, kinky-haired people, and particularly our children, that they are beautiful just the way they are,” added Nyong’o, who appears in next month’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

“Had I been consulted, I would have explained that I cannot support or condone the omission of what is my native heritage with the intention that they appreciate that there is still a very long way to go to combat the unconscious prejudice against black women’s complexion, hair style and texture,” Nyong’o added.

In a statement, Grazia said: “Grazia is committed to representing diversity throughout its pages and apologises unreservedly to Lupita Nyong’o.”

“Grazia magazine would like to make it clear that at no point did they make any editorial request to the photographer for Lupita Nyong’o’s hair to be altered on this week’s cover, nor did we alter it ourselves,” the magazine continued. “But we apologise unreservedly for not upholding the highest of editorial standards in ensuring that that we were aware of all alterations that had been made.”

Look below to see the messages shared by Nyong’o and the magazine about the photos.

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