Vanity Fair Defends Kate Winslet Cover Photo

Kate Winslet posed for the December issue of Vanity Fair.  The gorgeous cover shot of the 33 year old shows the actress with a white coat draped around her shoulders and aside from some gorgeous shoes, she appears to be wearing virtually nothing else.

The British born celebrity has taken some severe criticism from the tabloid press across the pond.  The Sun, the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail have published banner headlines declaring that the VF cover, and other poses from the shoot are the product of heavy airbrushing.  One of the publications even brought in an airbrushing expert to pick apart the photographs.

Not so fast says Vanity Fair.  They have come to Kate's defense with the following statement: "Kate is furious at suggestions that her body has been airbrushed.  Kate looks fabulous.  There was minimal retouching...just the smoothing out of skin tones and blemishes.  She didn't need anything more."

The actress is reportedly livid with the negative press.  Her rep said, "She is in terrific shape and what you see is how she looks or she would never have agreed to pose for those shots."

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