Give GQ a hand…or three.
The monthly men’s style magazine took a shot at its Condé Nast sister publication Vanity Fair with its 2018 Comedy Issue, featuring Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae and Sarah Silverman and a few extra limbs.
Superfluous body parts are scattered throughout the photo: McKinnon’s third leg reaches across the lap of Rae, whose second left arm circles Silverman’s shoulder.
There’s also an unattached left hand on the ground below Silverman.
The magazine even offered a tongue-in-cheek apology — and a promise to ignore its Twitter mentions.
“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,” the editors wrote in a satirical statement.
Vanity Fair inadvertently left in a few extra limbs on its January cover. (Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair)
“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.”
In January, Vanity Fair published a similarly flawed cover for its annual Hollywood issue, except not on purpose.
The magazine claimed Reese Witherspoon’s third leg was actually the lining, but had no explanation for Oprah Winfrey’s extra hand.
“I accept your 3d leg as I know you accept my 3d hand,” Winfrey tweeted at the “Big Little Lies” star.
Source: Ny Daily News