Magazine forced to apologise after use of ‘too thin’ model


Danish magazine, Cover, has been forced to apologise after a photo of a model they used caused uproar.

Cover, a fashion and lifestyle magazine, chose to acknowledge their mistake at using the photo in their magazine, with publisher Malene Malling saying: “Today is a sad day for me. On the Cover we have through the years printed in the tens of thousands of images, but the images of an all-too-thin model in Cover 103 shouldn’t be printed. I have not lived up to my responsibility as a publisher, woman and mother and am truly sorry.”

The publisher went on to say that the magazine continues to strive to show all aspects of womanhood: “On the Cover we have in all the years worked to show an expanded beauty ideal. Show that you can be beautiful in various ages and various sizes. We have always sought to work with healthy girls. Just two months ago we had plus-size model Diana Graham on the front of the Cover, so it is certainly a subject we focus on.”

Unfortunately, it’s not the first or last time a magazine will face controversy for situations like this. What are your thoughts on the photo?