Pictured on the right here is “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks as she looked in real life at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards. On the left: the distorted image that the New York Times ran to accompany an article that basically called her fat. In fact, the Grey Lady had TWO articles scrutinizing female stars’ appearance — both written by women. From Gothamist:
The first piece, written by Andy Port (yes, a woman), declares that Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox and workout queen Kate Hudson have all “put on a little weight.” Though she says they are “sporting sexier curves” she then goes on to say it’s concentrated in their upper arms.
Then, Cathy Horyn decides to take down the gorgeous Christina Hendricks — the Mad Men actress known for her sexy curves… which are decidedly not concentrated in her upper arms. In her piece she writes, “Not pretty Christina Hendricks in Christian Siriano’s exploding ruffle dress. (As one stylist said, ‘You don’t put a big girl in a big dress.’)”
The Times has since corrected the mistake, calling it a result of “routine processing.” Really? Because I do “routine processing” on Photoshop all day long, and when I resize or crop photos, that never seems to happen. I could understand if a dog in a funny hat showed up in the picture, but that’s just inexcusable. It’s unfair to the millions of women who are actually fat and need to lose weight.