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?