The New York Times Distorts Image Of Christina Hendricks, Calls Her “Big”

The other day, we posted a poll on the best-dressed women at the Golden Globes. For those of you who haven’t checked it, Christina Hendricks, the redheaded siren of “Mad Men,” who dressed in a peach-colored Christian Siriano gown, is far and away the winner with over 22 percent of the votes. Cathy Horyn, a style blogger at the Times, however, disagreed with our poll’s results, going so far as to quote a stylist who said, “You don’t put a big girl in a big dress. That’s rule number one.” And seemingly to drive home the point of just how terribly big Hendricks really is, the Times ran an altered photo of her (left image) making her appear broader than normal. After complaints from readers, as well as some bad press, the original photo was replaced (right photo) along with an update explaining that it “was slightly distorted inadvertently due to an error during routine processing.” Sure. Forget the distorted photo; I’d like an explanation for Ms. Horyn’s distorted view of the female body. Just because a woman doesn’t look like Courteney Freaking Cox doesn’t mean she’s big. [via NY Times and Gothamist]