What will Demi Moore say about this!?
On the heels of firing off a letter to Anthony Citrano, asking the photographer to not only apologize, but retract statements he made about the actress' US cover (left) of W Magazine, the Korean version (right) of the mag has just hit the shelves.
And guess what??? Her hip has magically found its way back onto her body!
After seeing the newly edited cover, Anthony had this to say to everyone (especially Team Moore):
Right when you thought (hoped) this whole thing was over, something comes along that, as the Jerky Boys would say, puts a whole different paint job on things. I was back in Maine for Christmas (and of course, holding my breath for an apology and retraction from Demi Moore and her legal team), just hanging out with my Mom and her cat – and in came a cameraphone tip from halfway ’round the world. [Thanks, Joe!]
The January 2010 issue of W Korea just hit the newsstands (with the ironic subtitle “Women in Full”). Unsurprisingly, they decided to use the excellent Mert & Marcus shot of Demi Moore. But very surprisingly, they installed a new hip on Demi. So: even W’s sister publication thought the image looked weird enough to fix.
This raises a few serious questions for Martin Singer, his client, and W: did W’s Korean team add in a fake hip because they just kinda thought it looked awkward? (Y’know, like I did, before you attacked, discredited, and threatened to sue me?) Or did they merely reveal a hip that was already there, but that Singer, et alia litigiously denied had been accidentally obliterated?
If it’s the former: are Singer, Moore et alia now going to pursue legal action against W Korea? By retouching the image’s supposedly “genuine representation” of her “absolutely not retouched” hip, did W Korea imply the same things Singer claims I did (but which, of course, I didn’t)?
If it’s the latter: who was aware of this? If Mr. Singer and Ms. Moore were aware, this raises some rather serious legal questions. Regardless of it being the dumbest argument ever, some very serious core principles are in play.
Anyway, to my eyes, the W Korea image looks great – it’s a beautiful cover, and anatomically correct! If I’d seen this image in W’s December advance, I never would have said a thing – except, perhaps, “nice work!” (And, had I not been threatened with a lawsuit, I surely would never have noticed the deformed thumb.)
My attempts to secure comment from the W Korea editorial team were unsuccessful.
We're still on Team Citrano!
If it wasn't retouched to begin with, why would they go back and change it???
A word to W Magazine: NOW would be the time to end your silence and settle this once and for all!