"The X Factor" judge dons several different relatively conservative outfits in the mag and reveals some of her fashion secrets — for example, she hates socks. While the whole thing seems pretty innocuous, there's been a big backlash from her fans, who are complaining that the entertainer seems to be wearing a bad wig in pictures that appear to be heavily retouched.
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In the photos, the 30-year-old singer's hairline does look lower than usual and her part is in a different spot. The texture of her locks also seems different — it's much fuller and more unnatural looking than what we see when she's seated at the judges' table, prompting rumors that she's wearing a wig or some type of a weave. One fan even tweeted at the mag, "Did @britneyspears even show up for the photoshoot or did you just photoshop her face on a body[?]"
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In the Lucky interview, Spears also talks about her issues dealing with acne, but you can't see a single mark on her face in the pics. While magazines are known for retouching, fans found this to be an "extreme" example with some saying she looks "unrecognizable." Her teeth are so pearly white that she could be the poster girl for the latest dental bleaching product.
The fashion mag is aware of the criticism and addressed the topic on Twitter over the weekend, writing, "Thank you all for sharing your thoughts on our cover! As always, we will share with our team and we're sorry to have let some of you down."
As for Spears, she's kept mum on the topic. Her tweets have instead been about "The X Factor" as well as the upcoming campaign for her Fantasy Twist perfume. But then again, she also hasn't tweeted about the ongoing court battle her parents are in with her shady ex-manager, Sam Lufti. People magazine reports that Spears — who remains under the legal control of her father and her fiancé, Jason Trawick — is "aware of the trial but isn't really asking questions." Although Lufti lived with her in 2007, Spears "doesn't remember" much about him "but knows that he didn't act in her best interest."
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