When Vanity Fair released their annual Hollywood issue earlier this year, many felt Reese Witherspoon somehow had three legs and Oprah Winfrey had three hands. GQ is playing on that confusion and purposely featuring photoshop fails on the cover of its annual comedy issue.
“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, 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.”
Best cover in ages. What do you think of the publication mocking photoshop fails on magazine covers? Weigh in below. The June issue of GQ hits newstands May 22 in LA and NY, before going nationwide on May 29.