It's a complicated time for the world of Hollywood. Following the myriad allegations made against producer Harvey Weinstein, the floodgates truly opened. A ton of powerful men have been accused of sexual misconduct, resulting in the end of their careers. With the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, it seems the community is taking the allegations very seriously. One star who recently has come under fire is James Franco, who had been accused of sexually inappropriate behavior by five women. As these allegations are worked through, Vanity Fair ultimately decided to cut the actor from its 2018 Hollywood issue cover. Check it out.
What a great shot, right? Vanity Fair always produces stunning images of its subjects, and this new ensemble photo is no exception. But upon closer image, there seems to be a photoshop fail-- although not related to the removal of James Franco.
The possibly photo fail can be seen on the left side of the image, featuring Reese Witherspoon and Oprah. While the two Wrinkle in Time stars are adorable canoodling on a chair, it appears that Witherspoon has a third leg. This set the internet ablaze, and even got both women involved via social media. Check out a closer look at Reese's third leg below.
If you look closely, it certainly appears that Reese Witherspoon is rocking a third leg. Vanity Fair eventually made a statement about the the photo, claiming the illusion is due to the lining on Witherspoon's dress.
Both Reese Witherspoon and Oprah seem to have gotten a kick out of the mysterious third leg, with Witherspoon "coming out" as a 3 legged actress to the world. This inspired Oprah to support her Wrinkle in Time co-star, eventually joking about another image from the shoot that featured Oprah having a mysterious third hand. No, I'm not kidding. You can see the photo below.
Vanity Fair must be dealing with quite the headache this week. Because while Reese Witherspoon's third leg is up for debate, there is no doubt that Oprah has an extra hand in that photo with Reese and Tom Hanks. Ultimately, the publication did take responsibility for Oprah's third hand, posting on Twitter:
Overall, Oprah and Reese's phantom limbs have probably helped Vanity Fair sell more of its newest issue. And rather than the conversation revolving around James Franco's absence, there is lighter conversation regarding photo shop fails. It's currently unclear how Franco feels about being cut from the shoot.