Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and actress Reese Witherspoon responded after photos went viral of epic image editing fails in Vanity Fair that gave them three hands and three legs, respectively.
The actresses appeared in an issue of the magazine alongside actor Tom Hanks, and a major digital editing malfunction was almost immediately noticed by readers -- Oprah, whose lap Witherspoon was sitting on, was pictured with three hands. One hand was on her hip, the other on her lap and a third around Witherspoon's waist.
In another photo that appeared on the cover, Witherspoon was seen with three legs. They both got in on the jokes on Twitter.
"Well...I guess everybody knows now...I have 3 legs," Witherspoon tweeted, the Daily Mail reported. "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)."
Oprah later responded to Witherspoon's tweet, acknowledging her own edited image.
"I accept your 3rd leg," Oprah tweeted. "As I know you accept my 3rd hand."
Some readers criticized the photos, pointing to the botched edits as an example of why Hollywood celebrities were not authentic.
"Everything about these increasingly irritating people is false, their inflated sense of self importance is used as barrier between them and reality. Hypocrites, they shamelessly selling themselves, and any old product they are asked to, they have, over the years, treated the public with such contempt, it has become the norm," one Daily Mail reader commented.
In a recent interview with In Style, Oprah finally acknowledged the rumors about running for president that began after her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.
"I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it," she said. In the interview.
"Gayle -- who knows me as well as I know myself practically -- has been calling me regularly and texting me things, like a woman in the airport saying, 'When’s Oprah going to run?' So Gayle sends me these things, and then she’ll go, 'I know, I know, I know! It wouldn’t be good for you -- it would be good for everyone else.' I met with someone the other day who said that they would help me with a campaign. That’s not for me."
The mega star also spoke to life as a woman in her 60s, and how it's different than life as a younger woman.
"You take no s**t," she said. "In your 40s you want to say you take no s**t, but you still do. In your 60s you take none. There’s both a quickening and a calming -- there’s a sense that you don’t have as much time on earth as you once did. For me, there’s also a sense of calming about that."