Vanity Fair’s photoshop nightmare has just come true as their latest cover shows Reese Witherspoon with three legs and Oprah Winfrey with three hands!
The magazine’s Hollywood issue titled The 2018 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio: 12 Extraordinary Stars, One Momentous Year features 12 film stars including Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, and Reese Witherspoon. It was photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
The photoshop fails, noticed by a few people, garnered a lot of interest and led to a Twitter banter.
Vanity Fair said the appearance of Witherspoon’s third leg was, in fact, “the lining of her dress”.
In a different image, which has now been removed from Vanity Fair’s website, Oprah appears to have a third hand.
It was first pointed out by a Twitter user named Space Wifey who wrote on Twitter, “I’m tryna figure out how many legsReesee Witherspoon’s got in here; it’s been bothering me for the last five minutes.”
im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon’s got in here, it’s been bothering me for the last five minutes pic.twitter.com/u1uQ63sDdd
— space wifey 👑 (@leiascaptain) January 25, 2018
Another Twitter user wrote, “Imagine the millions of dollars that have been spent digitally removing Reese Witherspoon’s third leg from films and TV shows over the years.”
Imagine the millions of dollars that have been spent digitally removing Reese Witherspoon’s third leg from films and TV shows over the years. pic.twitter.com/mawsX6WLZ9
— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) January 26, 2018
Reese then joined in and wrote, “Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am. (and I will never apologize for snuggling Oprah .. if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it;)”
Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am. 😃( and I will never apologize for snuggling @Oprah .. if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it;) https://t.co/6GyrfWxNSY
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 25, 2018
To this Oprah joked, “I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand.”
I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾❤️
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 25, 2018
Meanwhile, James Franco was digitally removed from the issue after originally being photographed for it by Leibovitz and interviewed by the magazine.
It’s after Franco was accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school.
A spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: “We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him.”
No reshoot was needed because those chosen for the cover are photographed separately in small groups.