Shape magazine can’t decide whether they’re sorry they pissed off all of their readers by putting homewrecking LeAnn Rimes on the cover or not!
At first, the editor-in-chief Valerie Latona sent out an email to the subscribers saying she understood why people thought “Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover.”
Now, Latona is claiming her words were taken out of context, even though she’s the one who wrote the email. She told USA Today:
"My comments have been taken out of context. I used the words of the few unhappy readers who wrote in.
I stand by the fact that LeAnn's story is compelling--and her courage and strength in the face of so much adversity is compelling. That is why I put her on the cover of Shape for what is now the third time.
The fact is a mere 40 readers out of almost 6 million readers wrote in to complain calling LeAnn a "husband stealer" and a "terrible mistake for Shape". I wrote to those women apologizing that our cover choice did not make them happy—as I have done for other cover stars in the past."
Whatever! Only 40 people wrote in to the magazine, because only 40 people had the time and energy to actually write a letter. It doesn’t mean the other 6 million people are in favor of LeAnn Rimes on the cover!
We’re pretty sure Latona is just trying to get more press for the magazine, which is exactly what she was doing when asking LeAnn to be her cover girl. We’re on to you, Latona!