Shape Magazine Apologizes for Putting LeAnn Rimes on the Cover

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LeAnn Rimes, who has admitted to cheating on ex-husband Dean Sheremet with then-married actor Eddie Cibrian, landed on the cover of Shape Magazine with the sympathetic coverline, “LeAnn Rimes: How Working Out Saved Me.”   Many feel that Rimes should not have been glorified based on her “cheating ways”.

Shape readers made their unhappiness known and as a result an email was sent to some of Shape readers.

TooFab has obtained the email that the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Valerie Latona sent to those who expressed outrage over the cover:

Subject: To my dear Shape readers

You are all in good company (why I’m e-mailing you all together) as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover.

Please know that our putting her on the cover was not meant to put a husband-stealer on a pedestal-but to show (through her story) how we all are human. And this woman in particular found strength in exercise in what she said was her most difficult personal moment.

But it did not come across that way … And for that I’m terribly sorry.

I hope that we can do better the next time for those of you that will give us another chance.



What do you think – should Shape have apologized??  Do you agree that it was a poor judgement call?

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