Kelly Clarkson hasn't lost her voice. But she seems to have lost a few of her curves in her cover photo for Self magazine. The songstress is gracing the September cover of Self's "total body confidence issue." But is it all just lip service if the cover girl is being digitally covered up?
Self magazine admits it did airbrush the singer, but no more than they do every other cover model. The editor-in-chief argued, "Our picture shows her confidence and beauty."
Fine, but some are griping that Self magazine doesn't have the confidence to show the singer's real body-booty and all. A Fox blogger asks, "Was Kelly Clarkson overly Photoshopped?" then compares the cover pic with her recent more bodacious appearance on "Good Morning America."
One person who doesn't have a problem with her weight is Kelly Clarkson herself. She tells the magazine: "When people talk about my weight, I'm like, 'You seem to have a problem with it; I don't...I'm fine! I've never felt uncomfortable on the red carpet or anything."
Cover buzz has sent plenty of people to the search box looking for the real Kelly Clarkson. Queries on "kelly clarkson self magazine" soared up the charts 100% in the last 7 days, along with searches for "kelly clarkson pictures," "kelly clarkson photoshop," and "kelly clarkson photos."
Comments on the Fox blog ranged from the cheerful to the conspiratorial: While one person gushed, "Kelly rocked the cover"; another lamented, "Trying to sell a magazine with cheating on photo. How can you trust the magazine to help you when they are doing that."
One thing is for sure-suspiciously skinny photo or not, the Self cover is getting its share of the spotlight.