According to contactmusic.com, Latona explained in an email to readers that it was a mistake and that putting her on the cover was to show how we are all human “You are all in good company… as you all agree Shape has made a terrible mistake in putting LeAnn Rimes on the cover,” the editor wrote in the email. “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)… ”
At first, in response to Latona’s email in which she apologized for featuring LeAnn Rimes on the cover, the 28 year old star gave her version of the story on her Twitter page: Just so all my fans know, I’m getting to the bottom of this. It’s the first I’ve heard of this. Shape is throwing me a party next week as a thank you and a congrats for being on their cover for the third time. I find this very contradictory.”
It seems that some readers complained that she was not a good choice as a role model. LeAnn had an affair with married actor Eddie Cibrian while being a wife herself.
Later Latona released a new statement in which she said that her “personal letter” to subscribers was taken out of context. She also mentioned that only 40 out of 6 million subscribers complained about the Rimes cover.
Latona also revealed her reasons for retracting her initial statement: “I stand by the fact that Leann’s story and her courage and strength in the face of so much adversity is compelling.”
Image source: Shape Magazine