At this point we’re used to magazines airbrushing or misrepresenting cover photos with ironically juxtaposed headlines. But that doesn’t mean we should stop pointing it out! This week’s victim is Mariah Carey, on the cover of Elle next to the headline, “Mariah! Her New Body.” Says Gawker:
“Her New Body,” exclaims the Elle cover line. It certainly is! It’s not even hers. Sure, she slimmed down—but not that much… Also: her head has been re-attached to her body crookedly, making her resemble a Bobblehead. Come on, Elle: it’s like you’re not even trying.
As Gawker points out, you have to wonder why magazines still try this, when it’s now become a matter of course for blogs to point it out and mock it. I’m glad, especially because teenage girls and young women can see with their own two eyes that the images they’re being fed on magazine covers aren’t just unrealistic, but impossible.
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