Ha ha. As if the Editor-in-Chief of Self Magazine, Lucy Danziger’s blog defending the magazine’s decision to photoshop the hell out of Kelly Clarkson’s cover photo wasn’t lame enough, along comes her editorial assistant, Ashley Mateo, to make things worse.
I’m sure Mateo thought she had her boss’s back when she wrote this blog, but really, I’d suggest to the staff of Self magazine to STFU while they aren’t ahead:
The truth is, we have absolutely no reason to get worked up over PhotoShop. Magazines don’t hide the fact that they’re always trying to sell issues–and to sell copies, you need to appeal to readers with the best writing and the best images possible. We all know celebrities are human (at least, we all should know), so why do we get bent out of shape when a magazine alters an image to portray a celebrity in their best light? No one wants to see a giant picture of some star’s cellulite on the cover of a monthly mag–that’s what we have tabloids for!
It’s perfectly fine for Kelly Clarkson to say, within the covers of the magazine, that she’s happy with her body, and confident, despite not fitting the fashion mag ideal of a size 0, but Self, as one of the fashion magazines perpetuating the size 0 myth, will be having none of that nonsense on the cover of their magazine. I mean, ew cellulite, right? Contradiction much? Gah!