Vanity Fair unveiled the Annie Leibovitz-shot cover of their annual Hollywood issue yesterday (January 25), and people were quick to look beyond the gorgeous humans and chic styling to point out a grotesque visual illusion — Reese Witherspoon's third leg.
Leaning sideways into Winfrey, Witherspoon's pose and flesh-tone dress combined to create what appears to be a third leg poking out from under said dress, and Twitter cannot get over it.
im tryna figure out how many legs reese witherspoon's got in here, it's been bothering me for the last five minutes pic.twitter.com/u1uQ63sDdd— space wifey 👑 (@leiascaptain) January 25, 2018
Imagine the millions of dollars that have been spent digitally removing Reese Witherspoon's third leg from films and TV shows over the years. pic.twitter.com/mawsX6WLZ9— Mark Savage (@mrdiscopop) January 26, 2018
I am so excited for the inevitable think piece written by Reese Witherspoon's third leg.— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) January 26, 2018
Even Witherspoon herself poked fun at the bizarre optical illusion — though she refused to apologize for snuggling Winfrey.
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
Vanity Fair, however, has assured readers that it's merely an illusion created by the lining of Witherspoon's dress.
The cover photo conspiracy theories didn't end there, though. A behind-the-scenes shot of Winfrey and Witherspoon was also unveiled — complete with Oprah's third hand.
Also lololol pic.twitter.com/9Vh7z1Dids— Bob (@DoHoBOB) January 25, 2018
Oprah has three hands.
Reese Witherspoon has three legs.
I know who I'm voting for in 2020.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) January 26, 2018
A more clear-cut Photoshop fail, the Internet has been having a field day with that shot, as well. Vanity Fair has since owned up to the mistake in good humour — complete with a three-armed shruggie emoji.
Winfrey even weighed in with a touching message of body positivity and acceptance directed at her A Wrinkle in Time co-star.
I accept your 3d leg. As I know you accept my 3d hand👋🏾👋🏾👋🏾❤️— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 25, 2018
See more of the hilarious reaction to the Vanity Fair shots below.
oprah has three hands & reese has three legs, and we are here for accepting them for who they are!! 2018 is all about LOVING OUR BODIES!! pic.twitter.com/TX7L2JIDno— tyler oakley (@tyleroakley) January 25, 2018
everyones talking about reese's 3rd leg and oprah's 3rd hand but no one is asking where the hell is zendaya's 2nd leg pic.twitter.com/UTlHUlg6QV— dilara (@marioncotilards) January 26, 2018
In other Winfrey and Witherspoon news, the A Wrinkle in Time stars have been transformed into their very own Barbie dolls. Mindy Kaling's character in the film has also been given the plastic treatment, and as far as we can tell, each of the dolls only has two arms and two legs apiece.
Get a look at the upcoming Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who figures below.