You Can Thank James Franco for That Oprah Photoshop Fail

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So everyone's been giggling at the two epic photoshop fails (opens in new tab) of Oprah Winfrey (third hand) and Reese Witherspoon (third leg) because the internet thrives on other people's mistakes. But it turns out that there may actually be a somewhat solid reason for the editing.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), James Franco was removed (opens in new tab) from Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood issue after he was accused of sexual misconduct (opens in new tab). A spokesperson for the magazine confirmed (opens in new tab) Franco's removal, so it's easy to believe that the photo shoot had to be manipulated after the fact.

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Oprah’s third hand pictured on Reese Witherspoon’s waist.

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We still don't know how no one caught the photoshop errors, so right now all we can say is "thanks, James Franco."

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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.