GQ mocked Vanity Fair‘s epic Photoshop fail as they unveiled their 2018 Comedy Issue cover Thursday.
The mag blatantly referenced Vanity Fair‘s “Hollywood Issue” in the latest edition, adding extra limbs to the picture.
Their cover comes after fans noticed Reese Witherspoon’s third leg in the prestigious VF issue, which also featured the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Nicole Kidman, earlier this year.
GQ‘s version stars Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman on the cover, with the mag promising readers that it’s their “Best Comedy Issue Ever!”
The publication poked fun at VF once more on their website, with them apologizing to readers and admitting “mistakes” had been made.
“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.”
GQ added: “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.”