GQ pokes fun at Vanity Fair with extra arms and legs on 'comedy' cover


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GQ’s cover (left) references Vanity Fair’s Oscars issue

GQ has poked fun at its print rival Vanity Fair with its latest cover.

GQ’s “comedy issue” features Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon, comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Issa Rae with their arms and legs misplaced in an apparent Photoshop disaster.

It’s a clear reference to Vanity Fair’s Oscars cover earlier this year, where Reese Witherspoon appeared to have been given an extra leg.

But both magazines are owned by the same company, Conde Nast.

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“GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue,” the magazine said in a statement.

“We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.”

Here’s the offending section from Vanity Fair’s original cover:

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