Why Did Vogue Italia Pull This Controversial Karlie Kloss Image?

In case you haven't heard (or seen), Karlie Kloss landed the December cover of Vogue Italia and is also the subject of a very, very revealing Steven
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In case you haven't heard (or seen), Karlie Kloss landed the December cover of Vogue Italia and is also the subject of a very, very revealing Steven
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In case you haven't heard (or seen), Karlie Kloss landed the December cover of Vogue Italia and is also the subject of a very, very revealing Steven Meisel-shot editorial inside, which we posted yesterday.

Today, one of the photos has been taken down from Vogue Italia's site, Fashion Copious noticed. All of the photos garnered a strong, mostly negative reaction--at least from our readers--but the photo Vogue took down happens to be the one we posted on Facebook, eliciting a stream of concerned comments about her perceived anorexia, over-photoshopping and her "contorted" body. Some examples:

"thats not sit ups...thats anorexia" --Sandy Fernandes

"This is NOT how women are supposed to look..." --Michelle Thompson

"Shouldn't the credits say "Photoshopped" by Steven Meisel?" --Cheryl Kelly

"How are her hips turned like that, is her hand up on her stomach as if it is her waist? Is that Photoshop? It's creepy." --Shelley Franklin

"She must be starving her ass to dead!!!!! I can offer her some food of mine!!!!! LoL!!!" --Kelvin Medina

We don't know why Vogue Italia, who are no strangers to controversy, pulled this particular image, but we have to admit Karlie's body looks a little odd here. Whether or not the image was in fact overly photoshopped, perhaps they wanted to avoid a repeat of the controversy that surrounded their September cover, which featured Stella Tennant with an impossibly small waist.

Do you think Vogue did the right thing in taking it down?