GQ's Latest Cover Mocking Vanity Fair's Photoshop Fail Is As Good As Trolling Can Get

In its latest "comedy issue" cover, GQ made a mockery of its rival Vanity Fair's blunder

Often fashion magazine covers promote such an unattainable body image, with all that makeup and photoshop—it’s ridiculous how they push women to live up to them. Vanity Fair went a bit too far earlier this year, albeit by accident. In the zine’s Oscars cover from earlier this year, actress Reese Witherspoon’s third leg finally made a public appearance, along with famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey’s third hand in another photo.

Well, that was undeniably a ginormous debacle. Vanity Fair must have been especially delighted when people finally stopped mocking their gaffe and moved on; until GQ came along.

In its latest “comedy issue” cover, featuring Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon, comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Issa Rae, GQ made a mockery of its rival’s blunder. Well, both magazines are owned by the same company, Conde Nast, so I’m guessing it’s all chill?

Adding extra, oddly-positioned limbs, GQ‘s latest cover had a total of 16 (at least, that’s how many we could spot) appendages shared between three women.

But GQ did not let the humour train at the cover. No. They also released a statement, apologising to the actresses. The statement read, “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.”

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

The joke wasn’t as obvious to some people:

But mostly, everyone was just pleasantly amused: