Elle Magazine is under fire again for the way it portrays full figured celebrities on its cover. Actress and comedian Mindy Kaling, known for The Office and The Mindy Project, is one of four actresses featured in special February cover series. The problem? Kaling's cover is the only one in black and white and the only one where a close up shot was selected. The other three actresses, Allison Williams, Amy Poehler and Zooey Deschanel, are shown in full body color shots.
Previously the magazine was called out for a cover featuring Melissa McCarthy in a large winter coat. While both Kaling and McCarthy stated that they loved their covers and had no problem with the images selected, critics contend that the magazine celebrates thinner women while hiding and altering the bodies of larger woman.
What do you think? Do you think there's anything wrong with Elle's cover featuring Mindy Kaling? Is the difference in covers between the four actresses offensive?