Kerry Washington Is a Stunning Woman. Except On This Magazine Cover. Where She Looks Like a Flogged Horse
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Kerry Washington Is a Stunning Woman. Except On This Magazine Cover. Where She Looks Like a Flogged Horse

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 12, 2013 | Comments ()


The above image is an accurate representation of what Kerry Washington looks like. She is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, which is why it’s almost impressive how horribly, horribly wrong she looks on the cover of Lucky magazine this month. In order to make a woman this beautiful look this bad, there has to be a lot of effort involved. Maybe some booze. And some pills. This is why you don’t do photoshop with an Etch A Sketch, folks.


And here is the Internet reaction to the Lucky magazine cover.









Once again, here’s what Kerry Washington actually looks like.


There. That’s better.


(via Jezebel)

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  • Jim Slemaker

    You mean the Art Director who was inspired by this?

  • e jerry powell

    She looks light a lighter-skinned Naomi Campbell on that cover, and I resent it. Nobody deserves to be Photoshopped into Naomi Campbell.

    Also, I will never not crack up at that Kate McKinnon GIF. That woman is a genius.

  • dizzylucy

    Surely someone was messing around with an extra file, and then accidentally submitted the wrong one for the cover. Because I can't understand a situation where that would have been intentional.

  • Kate at June

    She doesn't even look bad on the cover.

    She just doesn't look like her. She also doesn't look like her sister, her mother, or second cousin.

  • Denzel GIF applicable for nearly everything ever.

  • sanity fair

    Am I the only one who got a "Don Cheadle in BADLY done drag" vibe from that cover?

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    What did they do to her eyes? I thought photoshoppers typically widened the eyes?

    Also, what was the thought process here? Did they miss a deadline? Because I have no idea how that image passed an editorial review.

  • bastich

    First time I've ever done a spit-take at a Pajiba pic.

  • Also reminds me - need to watch Training Day again.

  • Robert

    I actually laughed at the magazine cover. Like, snorting, couldn't breathe, so glad no one was around me laughter. I'm like, surely she doesn't look like a flogged ho--HAHAHAHAHA.

    I feel bad laughing but that's the best shot? The winner? The best thing Kerry Washington gave you to put on your cover? What did Kerry ever do to that editor for this to be the revenge?

  • Kala

    That was my exact reaction. "Washington looking like a horse? Yeah okay, buddy. Like that's even possi - OHMYFREAKINGGOD!"

    Someone needs to be fired over this. How the hell this photo passed muster is beyond me.

  • John G.

    Oh Dustin, did the kids keep you up all night again?

  • Aaron Schulz

    How the hell did they do that? Its like badly done CGI or something.

  • Mrs. Julien

    This goes for both the photo not doing Ms. Washington justice above and my recent passport photo which, tragically, does indeed do me "justice".

  • bastich

    That looks like every drivers license photo I've ever taken.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I applied for a new ID today. I look pretty bewildered in the picture, which is not at all bad, as these things go.

  • mograph

    Actually … its the expression: from the mouth up, she's fine. They shouldn't have picked that shot, and the lights are too low to be flattering: look at the nose shadow. No Photoshop errors here.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Correction: You don't use Photoshop at all.

  • NateMan

    It's an attempt at that thing supermodels never shut the hell up about: Fierce. It fails.

  • e jerry powell

    That too.

  • logan

    One more nothing article about Kerry and they will put a restraining order on you Rowles.

  • At least it's not Anna Kendrick.

  • BWeaves

    Hey, this is better than his Ryan Reynolds fixation.

  • logan

    Amen to that.

  • Just. What the fuuuuuuuck. Who took one look at that and thought "Hmm. Yeah, let's print that." WHAT ASSHOLE DID THAT?!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Right? I mean did an editor even look at that image?

  • e jerry powell

    Probably three. Likely after a three-martini lunch and a crack smoke-out to take the edge off from that visit to Toronto.

  • Strand

    Good lord. They probably had several hours of shooting for that cover. I find it hard to believe this was the best photo they took that day. Which genius suggested the borderline drag queen make-up? She's unrecognisable.

  • zeke_the_pig

    I genuinely would not have recognised who that was if you hadn't told me.

    It looks like they stuffed her full of happy pills and then proceeded with a 12-hour, Anime-only Ludovico Technique.

  • Zeus McGuinness

    Worst set of gifs.

  • koko temur

    And next to "bombshell hair" headline, too. Thats just...
    Clearly this is intentional.

  • Maddy

    Why would you mess with anything about Kerry Washington? She is flawless. As you said, it's almost unbelievable how much effort must have been expended to make her look this terrible. Seriously, Kerry Washington looking pretty on a magazine cover should be the easiest thing ever.

  • e jerry powell

    Many photo editors agree with you. Except that one that works for the fashion editor who made that horrible cover try with Kerry for Flare magazine.


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  • bastich

    May you get trampled by the Kerry-horse.

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