1A news magazine's big gender blunder
The magazine, as you can imagine, was eviscerated on social media, but to their credit, staff quickly acknowledged the mix-up, tweeting, “We made a mistake on our cover this morning, and we're very embarrassed. We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol.” They followed that up with a post featuring what the cover image should have looked like, with the correct symbol for female. (Source)
2The supermodels and the case of the missing knees
The cover shot shows Kendall cuddling a puppy and Gigi offering her a drink, while a chicken peeks out of a tent and a drone lies abandoned in the foreground—weird enough even without the limb issue. Both women appear to have odd, rubbery-looking kneeless legs, more commonly seen on a Barbie doll. While W editors insist it was likely part of a plan on behalf of cover artists Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, we're not so convinced. (Source | Photo)
3A black beauty magazine comes under fire for using a white cover model
Blackhair magazine, which describes itself as a style magazine “packed with hair inspiration for black and mixed race women," used white model Emily Bador on the cover—without her previous knowledge. “If I had known it was going to be published, I would never have condoned it. … I was never asked by the photographer/hair salon/anyone if this image could be used for the cover of Blackhair,” she said.
Editor Keysha Davis later released a statement thanking the model for bringing it to their attention and admitted that she was not aware of Bador's non-black heritage prior to selecting the image. "We often ask PR companies/salons to submit pictures for the magazine, explicitly stating that models must be black or mixed race,” she said. “We can only take their word for it, and of course, try to use our own judgment.” (Source)
4A small typo makes for a rare collectible
5Photo manipulation in the days before Photoshop
6An over-the-top production artist turns Prince William into an emo kid
7A cover model suffers from "lollipop head"
Despite the comic obviousness of the error and the fact that it came out in January 2016, it was months later, in May 2016, that it was picked up across social media and went viral. (Source)
8Placement is everything in cover design
9A Rolling Stone cover with a historical goof
Louis-Dreyfus took the magazine's error in stride. “Hancock signed Dec. of Independence NOT Constitution. Yet another Mike f--k-up. Dummy,” the Veep star tweeted, referencing her character's public relations flak on the show. (Source)
10A cover star objects to her own Photoshopped image
She later apologized and said, "I look great. But it's a weird feeling to see a photo and not know if it's your own body anymore (and I'm pretty sure that will never be my thigh width but I honestly can't tell what's been slimmed and what hasn't.) I'm not blaming anyone (y'know, except society at large.)"
To see the real Lena Dunham, check her out in the Girls Season 7 trailer below: (Source)