Jezebel Takes On Self’s Self-Hating Photoshop Policies


For their latest cover—sell line: Slim Down *Your* Way—the editors of Self basically created a new (and of course, much thinner) body for Kelly Clarkson. (That was their way.) Called to the carpet by Jezebel (and for god’s sake, Entertainment Tonight), the Self editors then issued the most disgusting, enraging explanation possible, namely that covers shouldn’t reflect reality, but “inspire women to want to be their best.” At which point, Jezebel issued a seriously awesome and funny takedown. Read it.

 

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