Report By: Nina Rai
Washington DC, 07 June, 2012:
The Duchess of Cambridge is quite choosy about posing for the covers of magazines and rarely, if ever, does so. But knowing the Duchess’ popularity among viewers, desperate publications often utilize her images, photoshopping it as much as possible, to use the same for their cover stories on her.
However, one American magazine has gone a bit too far, this time. It has splashed Kate Middleton’s face on its cover page, but has made her look unattractive. The New Republic has had the cheek to tarnish Catherine’s pretty face with moldy yellow teeth, substituting her sunny smile with a clichéd “British” one, which in turn has sparked outrage online.
The ever elegant wife of Prince William appears on the cover of the American magazine July 12, 2012 special issue in front of a ragged Union Jack, next to the words, 'Something's Rotten - The Last Days of Britain.'
The cover story, in the publication’s politics and arts section, has nothing to do with Duchess Kate or about the royals in general. Rather the 30-year-old’s decaying tooth is used to signify the rotting state of the British govt. and economy.
There are many articles inside The New Republic illustrating the sorry state of affairs of Britain just ahead of this summer's Olympics. However, what is sure to bug Kate’s admirers is that just last year she had spent thousands of pounds to get those pearly white teeth to give her the most amazing smile.
A concealed brace was used by French dentist Didier Fillion to make the Duchess’ teeth look a little flawed, which though un-American is still utterly natural. Dentist Bernard Touati disclosed that a little micro-rotation was done on Kate
‘That’s why they look so good – because they are not perfectly aligned.’ Further Touati added: 'The problem in the United States is they have very artificial vision. But what we like is a natural healthy smile, but not artificial.'
American sense of humor, particularly with regard to Britain, is usually spiced with Brits having bad teeth. But this time the publication has gone too far and it has not been taken well by many online readers.
One poster said: 'Cheap shot. They know she will remain dignified and not say a word, allowing them to "get away with it".' Another said: 'She is a person who did not deserve this low blow. Shame on them. I will wouldn´t even think to read anything from them ever again.’
One person wrote with great indignation: “No fan of the royals or Kate either, but it’s a shameful abuse of photoshop taking very cheap and nasty shot at the royals, Kate and Brits in general. I agree with the person who said they should be sued.”
Meanwhile, Clarence House refused to respond on the issue. The New Republic magazine is on news stands now in the State.
Source: Daily Mail
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