We’ve seen the kind of woman that Hollywood and Details magazine deems “fat” and worthy of being represented by the image of a pig’s ass wearing heels — such noted porkers as Kristin Davis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rachel Weisz and a Butterfield 8-era Elizabeth Taylor.
Now, apparently Katie Couric is getting the oinker treatment by her new network — the official photo attached to the story in the network’s magazine announcing her move into the anchor chair at CBS Evening News has been doctored so that she appears to be 20 pounds lighter than she really is.
n the magazine, which is distributed at CBS stations and on American Airlines flights, Couric appears on the front dressed in a dark business suit and flashing her pearly whites.
But on an inside page, the touched-up – or rather, slimmed-downed – photo shows Couric in a striped designer dress suit standing in front of the CBS eye logo.
The original photo, which shows Couric looking more bosomy and thicker in the shoulders, waist and cheeks, was snapped in May.
Apparently, the woman pictured below is so enormous that the network that will be putting her on camera, live, every weeknight beginning Sept. 5, felt the need to airbrush out her ass because God forbid anyone see that she could crush the anchor’s chair under the weight of her massive, flabby ass:
An “overzealous” photo editor has been blamed for the airbrushing, but you can’t tell me that network standards and cultural standards and the standards that drove the Details crowd to declare this woman to be piglike didn’t have anything to do with it. Nor can I quite credit the idea that nobody at the network had editorial control over the magazine. The news division may very well have had nothing to do with it, but they’re only one part of a network that contributes to the screwed-up body images of this culture through its entertainment programming.