For over a year, a picture of the Oct 2010 cover of Tails
magazine has been circulating online. The image suggests that Rachael Rays practices cannibalism and eats dogs.
Of course, the cover is fake. The original cover
included appropriately placed commas —"Rachael Ray finds inspiration in cooking, her family, and her dog."
I'm not entirely sure where the fake version of the cover first appeared. According to wlwt.com
, Funny or Die
was the original source. Though I can't find it there. But it was posted on Food Network Humor
back in March 2011, and I suspect that may be the source from which it first went viral.
magazine, fearing that many people were being led to believe that their editors were incompetent at grammar, recently posted an official statement
to set the record straight:
Hi TAILS Fans–
They say there is no such thing as bad publicity, and we do love a TAILS cover gone viral!
However, the circulating cover from October 2010, featuring our friend and all-time animal lover, Rachael Ray, was indeed Photoshopped.
We want to assure anyone who has stumbled upon the cover, that the image being circulated is in fact an unauthorized ALTERED cover.
The image posted here is the actual cover that was printed, WITH commas!
We do get the joke, but just want to make sure we set the record straight, for our sake and Rachael Ray’s (and her family and her dog, of course).
The TAILS Team