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New York Times Magazine Cover Features Hillary Clinton’s Face Photoshopped Into Flesh-Colored Moon

David Joachim, editor of the Washington bureau of the New York Times, just tweeted the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine, and it’s no moon. It’s an inexplicable, not particularly creative, visual metaphor that would be incredibly visually unflattering no matter whose face you did it to. Also, part of a weird trend.

But I know what my nerd brain is saying about it. It’s saying “MOISTURIZE ME,” and wondering if Planet Hillary could hang out with Mogo so he’d be less lonely, defeat Unicron, or negotiate peace with Galactus.

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  • Troy Lenze

    That is terrifying. It also puts Goodnight, Moon on par with IT for me.

  • Anonymous

    o.O wow, they couldn’t just have her standing in space with planets orbiting her or something? they had to go with the weird moon face?

  • Axe Armor

    Impressive, New York Times. Most impressive. But you are not the Internet yet.

  • Anonymous

    Well that was the most interesting headline I’ve read in a while.

  • Anonymous

    That’s no moon, that’s a democrat presidential nominee.

  • Allen Slea

    “Flesh colored?” *look of disapproval*

  • Jill Pantozzi

    It is the color of Clinton’s flesh, why the look of disapproval? It would be called the same for anyone on the cover.

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  • Allen Slea

    You don’t remember the brouhaha about flesh colored band-aids, and flesh-colored crayons? That whole subtle othering that it involves? It’s really not cool.

  • Jill Pantozzi

    No, I get that. But calling something like a pink crayon flesh-colored (meaning all flesh is pink) is different than actually describing someone’s individual skin tone as flesh-colored. The moon is Clinton’s flesh-color rather than photoshopped to be moon-color.

  • Rebecca Pahle

    Susana didn’t single out one tone as the generic “default.” She referenced the skin tone of an individual, specific person.

  • Ashe

    That moon looks like it’d feel like a dry elbow.

  • AnnaB

    I look at it and see Annoying Orange.

  • SCP3

    Exactly. Why do people keep calling it a moon?

  • Joshua B.

    That looks a lot like Glenn Becks moon. They can’t be original at all.