Rumour has it that Self magazine Photoshopped Kelly Clarkson's image on the cover of the September issue a tad too much.
Here's the pic I got from the Stop The Presses! blog from Yahoo! Music:
Look at this pic from her Good Morning America guest appearance. Whatta difference, eh?
So, either the photographer made her pose a certain way to appear that she drastically slimmed down for the shoot or she was Photoshopped too much. If I were a betting woman, I'd put my money on the latter.
While Kelly herself doesn't have any problems with her weight or her figure, it seems that a lot of people are concerned about it. I've come across blog posts or photo commentaries that are harsh about her weight gain. Is the old female-stars-should-be-skinny-as-a-twig mentality rearing its ugly head?
The worse part of this whole controversy is the magazine's issue theme: total body confidence. Well, if you're removing the cover girl's curves, then you're sending the wrong message. If you're not even confident enough to show Kelly Clarkson's natural curves, then who's going to believe your "total body confidence" articles?
*Sigh* When will the media - and the general public - accept that real women have curves? Tsk tsk tsk...