Britney Spears has graced the cover of the August 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine due out next week. The consensus is that she looks amazing, which is what everyone has to say about the model, singer, actress and other random celebrities who have become famous for we don’t know what reason who is placed front and center on any magazine anymore. However, this cover is just bad and it’s bad for a few different reasons.
Firstly, has Britney Spears been out of the public’s cruel and judgmental eye long enough that she has decided to start dressing herself? Someone should have given this woman a shirt that didn’t look like it was plucked from five years ago when people were still deluded enough to think they were sexy outside of the bedroom, and even in the bedroom, they only kind of work when you’re playing a dominatrix for the night. I’m fairly certain that the person who chose this photo to be used for the cover of the magazine hates Britney Spears and wishes she had never made the comeback of the century and landed herself back into the good graces of her fans and their newly-approving parents. Her hair looks like it either hasn’t been washed in a few days or she just kept a blow dryer on it for a few hours straight. Foundation is also a pretty great thing to have handy when the bags under your eyes have formed their own bags. Believe me, I know what I am talking about here.
But aside from the horrendous outfit, the horrendous hair and lack of makeup, there is a pretty blatant Photoshop massacre going on and it’s happening right around Britney Spears’ neck. Perhaps Britney Spears did not choose those horrible clothes to pose in for this shoot. Perhaps she wore something appropriate and fitting for the cover of Cosmopolitan, but when the person in charge of Photoshopping the cover together got to it, they got confused and mistakenly attached Ms. Spears’ head to another, very poorly-dressed person, leaving us with a very stiff, box-like neck that makes Britney Spears look like a cardboard cutout that is ready to topple over.
Cosmo, I think it’s about time for another person who knows more than the basic essentials of Photoshop to take over.