Fantasia Barrino showed off her hot new figure as she prepared for a flight to Dallas over the weekend.
The former American Idol winner was recently in the news after she demanded an apology from JET Magazine after they chose what Tasia says was a “10 year old photograph” for her featured cover article.
…and while Tasia didn’t receive an “apology” per se, she DID receive a response from the magazine.
Check out JET’s response to Fantasia’s rant + the photos that she sent to them that they felt were NOT cover worthy below…
Mitzi Miller, JET editor-in-chief, released the following statement on Friday (February 22, 2013), stating:
JET magazine is honored to have Fantasia grace the cover of its March issue. It is unfortunate that Fantasia is displeased with the cover selection, however JET stands by its decision.
As standard editorial practice, JET consulted with Fantasia’s team, but reserves the right to select the image we deem as most appropriate for JET’s brand and reflective of the cover story sentiment. JET continues to root for Fantasia’s success and encourages her fans to pick up the new issue.
The publication also offered an explanation about the images that were sent over by Fantasia’s team that they they didn’t “deem as most appropriate for JET’s brand and reflective of the cover story.”
In one of the newer images chosen by Fantasia’s team, she is photographed rocking a blunt bob haircut and is dressed in shimmery gold attire….
JET explained that the images Fantasia sent over all showed “the singer’s face obstructed and were very ornate – not clean, beauty profile shots as needed for a cover.”
Here’s another one of the shots Fantasia would have preferred….
While the images are lovely, I would suspect that JET has a valid point. Fantasia’s face is NOT clearly shown in either photo.
What do you think of this Fantasia/JET disagreement?
Was JET’s explanation of why they used the “10 year old” photo believable?