Reese Witherspoon has poked fun at Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue appearing to give her three legs on their cover.
The magazine released its annual issue on Thursday (25Jan18), which features Reese posing alongside her Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman, and other famous faces including actor Tom Hanks and talk show host Oprah Winfrey.
However, many have since pointed out that it looks like the glamorous actress is sporting an additional leg in the Annie Leibovitz photo, and Reese got involved in the hilarity when she posted a message on her Twitter account later that evening.
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
“Well…I guess everybody knows now…I have 3 legs,” the 41-year-old joked. “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 ;).”
Reese isn’t the only cover star accused of having an extra limb, as one Twitter user noticed that Oprah appears to have three hands in a behind-the-scenes picture from the shoot. One is placed on her hip, another on her lap and seemingly a third around Reese’s side, and Oprah embraced the funny observation in her response to the Legally Blonde star’s tweet.
I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾❤️
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 25, 2018
“I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand,” she wrote.
Vanity Fair editors have responded to the confusion and revealed that Reese’s third leg is merely the lining of her dress. However, others pointed out the lining is a different color to Reese’s skintone, and the publication was also unable to account for Oprah’s additional limb.
“As for @Oprah, how can we expect her to juggle it all with just two hands?” the magazine posted on their official Twitter account.
Vanity Fair went on to assure its readers that they are correcting the mistake online.