By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
Comedians Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman grace the cover of GQ’s new comedy issue each with a few extra arms and legs, mercilessly mocking Vanity Fair’s epic Photoshop fail – but staffers at VF are failing to see the funny side.
The three comedians pose in glamorous gowns, but a closer look reveals there are extra contorted arms and legs added into the image. The cover parodies the 2018 Hollywood Issue of GQ’s fellow Conde Nast publication, Vanity Fair, on which Reese Witherspoon appeared to have three legs and Oprah Winfrey had ab extra hand.
But, according to the New York Post, insiders say Vanity Fair execs are Furious – because GQ apparently didn’t give them any advance warning about the hilarious proof.
GQ, writing about the cover, gave a tongue-in-check apology to their cover stars:
“GQ would like to apologize to kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistake in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue, the latest in our pantheon of mostly annual love letters to the funniest humans we know. 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.
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.
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