Premise 1: Jennifer Hudson is hot. I think we can all agree that Jennifer Hudson is a beautiful girl. No matter what you thought of her acting or her role in Sex and the City: The Movie, she did look awesome. And curvy. And normal. Here she is at the premiere. Smoking, right?
Premise 2: Jennifer Hudson is talented. She was voted off American Idol three seasons ago, and since then has won an Oscar for a very strong performance in Dreamgirls. And now she’s almost ready to drop her first album, an album that, by all accounts, she has spent a lot of time trying to get absolutely right. So it will probably be a solid, successful album.
Premise 3: This is not what Jennifer Hudson looks like. And although I would prefer to blame her record label, or her cover design artist, or The Man, or anybody else, I have to believe that someone with her kind of power–an Academy Award, a highly anticipated album, a whole lot of talent—could have said, “You know what, no. I am not cool with this.”
So, this looks like one extreme Photoshop makeover. But why? Jennifer looks great the way she is. Do the suits at RCA Records really think she’ll shift more units with her head digitally decapitated and then Franksteined onto some skinny mystery body? And do they really think her fans are unobservant enough to overlook such a radical renovation of her famously full figure?
You know, Effie would not stand for this, and neither should Jennifer. Neither should her fans.
As a huge Idol fan, and a J. Hud fan, I was really interested in this album. But now I’m way more interested in what Jennifer is going to tell her fans about this cover. Aren’t you?
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