Reese Witherspoon just made an utterly shocking revelation: she has three legs. Oprah Winfrey too has shared a startling confession: she has three hands. The Big Little Lies star and the Queen of All Media revealed their biological deformations on Twitter.
Of course, they don't actually have extra hands or legs. Both actresses appear on the cover of Vanity Fair's 2018 Hollywood Issue released on Thursday, along with Gal Gadot, Tom Hanks, Zendaya, Nicole Kidman, Michael B. Jordan, Claire Foy, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, and former Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. After the cover was published, one keen-eyed fan noticed something amiss: Reese appears to have an extra leg.
You can check out the photo below:
im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon’s got in here, it’s been bothering me for the last five minutes pic.twitter.com/u1uQ63sDdd
— space wifey (@leiascaptain) January 25, 2018
Upon seeing the tweet, Witherspoon herself jokingly responded:
Well...I guess everybody knows now...I have 3 legs. I hope you can still accept me for who I am. ( and I will never apologize for snuggling @Oprah .. if you get the opportunity, I highly recommend it;) https://t.co/6GyrfWxNSY — Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 25, 2018
Another Twitter user also noticed something amiss, but in a different photo than the cover shot photographed by Annie Leibovitz. In it, Oprah appears to have three hands: one resting on her torso, one resting on her lap, and a rogue hand clutching Witherspoon's waist.
Oprah later tweeted to Whitherspoon that she accepts her third leg because she knows the Oscar-winning actress will accept her third hand.
Not A Photoshop Fail
Vanity Fair also later responded to the whole Photoshop controversy, saying that while the magazine would have loved to report Witherspoon's groundbreaking extra leg, the image was simply an optical illusion, because the extra leg was actually just the lining of her dress.
One Twitter user joked that the Witherspoon's third leg Photoshop fiasco is yet another example of Hollywood trying to foist unrealistic standards of beauty "for the rest of us."
"So true, I always wanted a third leg," another user told him.
As of this writing, Oprah's extra hand has been erased from the photo.
The cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue features women who have been very vocal about the Time's Up movement — a campaign seeking to end all forms of sexual abuse in all industries, especially Hollywood, which itself was inspired by the massive reckoning happening in the film industry, with swathes of sexual abuse stories coming to the fore. Among the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct include Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, and many others.
At the 2018 Golden Globes, nearly every attendee wore black in support of the Time's Up movement and also as a way to protest the sexual grievances men have foisted upon women in the industry.