I told you there was going to be more than one magazine outrage of the day, did I not? After seeing a Julianne Moore –like Drew Barrymore on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, let’s get into some Precious Elle time!
Elle Magazine celebrates its 25th anniversary with a multiple covers issue. From Megan Fox to Gabourey Sidibe, Lauren Conrad and Amanda Seyfried, there’s a little something for every taste. However, we wouldn’t have a proper celebration if we were spared of a good Photoshop shower to wake us all up to the harsh commercial reality. Do hit the jump and see what’s all the fuss about!
We’re used to seeing Megan Fox on the cover of a magazine, there’s no surprise there. Lauren Conrad pulls a lovely smile for a pretty cover (I imagine they cut and pasted her head on another outfit, she couldn’t possible have worn that and smile, could she?). Amanda Seyfried, such a lovely young lady, looks like one of those bubble-head dolls (let’s say it’s the hairstyling and not the photoshop-styling).
Now saving the best for last: Precious Gabourey Sidibe. What a lovely smile and what a quarrel it has spawned! Do you notice something strange going on with this cover? Like, maybe that it’s the only one from all four that’s not a body – shot? A close – up, you’ll say, highlights Gabby’s wonderful smile the best. Right. How about her usually darker complexion? What happened to that? You’ll say that we’ve seen this happening to Beyonce before and if Queen Bee can do it, Gabby can to, like? Now you may be getting away with saying that, however, the matter is not to be treated lightheartedly. There’s too much going on when we’re dealing with a Black cover and a Black star. And this time it’s not the usual Photoshop skin smoothing or body snatching (like Drew – lianne’s). It’s a typical case of let’s make it whiter and lighter and people will most definitely buy that instead of the real thing. Well, we’ve got news for you, Elle people! We love Gabby just the way she is and we would have loved her in a normal body shot, in all her dark splendor! (yes, yes, I’m aware that studio lightning will be held responsible in this case, I wonder, though, what you’ll come up with to justify her cropped upper body cover shot!) (Elle via)