Shape Apologizes for LeAnn Rimes Cover

Does anyone stand by anything they do anymore? Last week it was Dianna Agron from Glee apologizing for GQ photos of her and two fellow cast members, this week it’s Shape magazine apologizing for putting a “husband stealer” on the cover.  The editor called it a “terrible mistake.”  She didn’t comment on the fact that Rimes looks like she desperately sucking in her gut in the photo.

Below is the letter sent from editor-in-chief  Valerie Latona to readers that were outraged by Shape’s choice of a cover star.

Subject: To my dear Shape readers

You are all in good company (why I’m e-mailing you all together) as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover.

Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a “husband-stealer” on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment.

But it did not come across that way … And for that I’m terribly sorry.

I hope that we can do better the next time for those of you that will give us another chance.



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