LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Another fake Kate Middleton cover is prompting controversy today. Last week, the fake Kate Middleton cover dominating news was the New Republic spread in which Kate was given fake rotten teeth. Today, her head is being manipulated and put on another woman’s body.
Last week, the fake cover for the article “Something’s Rotten: The Last Days of Britain” prompted debate. The cover featured Kate’s teeth being colorized (to yellow) and designed to look rotten. Magazine editors defended the cover while critics called it poor taste.
This time, South Africa’s Marie Claire has the Duchess of Cambridge posing for its cover, so it seems. This fake cover (photo above) makes it appear as those Kate posed for Marie Claire’s latest issue, and wearing a peculiar outfit. She didn’t.
The caption reads “Kate Middleton: Fashion’s New Royal Icon wears SA’s Best Local Designs”. In fact, she doesn’t wear any local designs in the article. That isn’t even Kate’s body. Rather, Kate’s head is cut and pasted onto a model’s body wearing the designs. As to the photo shopping, the magazine states “Of course she doesn’t. But she should.”
Inside the issue, the magazine continues to cut and paste Kate’s head onto other women’s bodies to promote local designers. Editor Aspasia Karris is defending the misleading cover as “fan art”. “The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion’s new royal icon.”