GQ may have just thrown the biggest (and best) shade ever in the history of magazine covers.
Comedians Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Sarah Silverman cover the magazine’s 2018 edition of its annual comedy issue.
The cover, though, comes with a twist.
In what may just be a shade to Vanity Fair’s botched Hollywood Issue cover which featured Reese Witherspoon with 3 legs and Oprah Winfrey with 3 arms, GQ has filled their cover with an array of limbs.
Torso-less limbs appear behind backs and across bellies.
GQ, writing about the cover, gave a tongue-in-cheek apology to their cover stars:
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 latest in our pantheon of mostly annual love letters to the funniest humans we know. Our intention was to celebrate the three super-funny superstars, who are all that is smart and perceptive and riotous and necessary in comedy right now. We deeply regret that the results violated GQ’s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.
In an effort to ensure that an error of this magnitude never happens again, and because this sounds like the right thing to say, GQ will be conducting a thorough internal audit of our cover-development process. To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium.