Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood edition has sent iridescent online critics into a frenzy on the Internet.
For the cover of their annual comedy issue GQ brought together leading actors Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman in a photo reminiscent of a new cover of Condé Nast magazine.
Not only is McKinnon distorted in a strange position, but on closer inspection, there are a number of inappropriate arms and legs mixed with the women.
The extra limbs appear to be a reference to Vanity Fair 's notorious Photoshop flaws in January. Among those featured in the magazine's annual Hollywood edition were Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon ̵
Vanity Fair later tweeted that Winfrey's third hand was a mistake and what looked like Witherspoon's extra leg was just the lining of her dress.
GQ however, decided to publish a comprehensive apology.
" GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the monstrous mistakes that have been made in the It is the process of making the cover for our comedy issue in 2018 the last in our pantheon of the mostly annual love letters to the funniest people we know, "reads the message of the satirical editor. "Our intention was to celebrate the three super-funny superstars, all of whom are smart and astute, and in the comedy currently unruly and necessary."
GQ said that it "deeply regrets the cover" violated its "strict standards of editorial excellence" and "the laws of nature." The magazine also promised to conduct an internal audit of its cover development process so that such an error does not recur and "because that sounds like the right word."
"To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will publish the results of the review, calm, in 17 months, on medium," the note said.
In the meantime, GQ stated, "We will ignore our mentions."
The profiles of the three comedians will appear in the next week.