Trolling at its best! This Thursday, GQ presented the cover for the comedy issue and it’s just hilarious. The magazine made fun of the famous Vanity Fair cover that got a lot of attention thanks to its photoshopping fail.
On the cover of the GQ magazine, we can see Kate McKinnon, Sarah Silverman, and Issa Rae. But, something is not quite right… And that something is several extra hands that don’t belong to any of the women. GQ took their joke to the next level and posted a letter of apology on their site for their ‘egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue.’ Yeah, like they didn’t know what they were doing.
— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 17, 2018
This cover is an obvious salute to the infamous January cover of Vogue that featured Reese Witherspoon with three legs while Oprah Winfrey got three hands in another image! We don’t know how the Vogue cover got approved, but it certainly got a lot of attention. Now GQ took it a step further.
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
— amy santiago warrior (@leiascaptain) January 25, 2018
Some people didn’t get the joke straight away.
I won't lie, it took me a second to get it, but this whole thing is pretty great https://t.co/h7Dz5rZN5U
— Charlotte Wilder (@TheWilderThings) May 17, 2018
I stared for five minutes before I got it. https://t.co/2uCpxCzBLg
— Closed to the patriarchy indefinitely (@amusawale) May 17, 2018
There were plenty of others who appreciated the humor.
Arm-azing! ?????? https://t.co/IbIcWjpLxI
— Amy West (@TV_amyy) May 17, 2018
This just gets better and better the longer you look at it. https://t.co/iaGoFTOXhm
— Ryan Brinson (@RyanCBrinson) May 17, 2018
love the concept, the hand under the platform is killing me pic.twitter.com/afx4TfSrRx
— KimKanyeKimYe (@KimKanyeKimYeFC) May 17, 2018
Vanity fair photoshop fail shade ??? https://t.co/Hwgp9PGVwD
— جوزفين (@JosphineMamdouh) May 17, 2018
— ?Laurie? (@5_by_26) May 17, 2018
Obviously, Vanity Fair couldn’t not say anything. They gave props to GQ for ‘getting a leg up on this trend.’
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) May 17, 2018
Something tells us that this won’t be the last time we see these types of covers.