In her online blog, O'Donnell, who joins ABC's The View on Tuesday, writes (in her signature haiku-like style): "they retouched katie .../ yea....and/ they airbrush everyone/ in everything we see on tv or in print/ EVERYTHING."
O'Donnell, 44, writes that when she was in the 1996 movie Beautiful Girls with Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, "i saw the poster and said aloud/ 'i didn't know courteney cox was in this film'/ it wasn't courteney – it was me."
She writes that she called her agent, laughing; her agent called studio chief Harvey Weinstein, who, O'Donnell says, replied, "so what – she should thank me – she looks a lot better."
O'Donnell also says she was digitally trimmed in the new publicity shot for The View, in which she appears with co-hosts Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar and Barbara Walters. She writes:
look at the amount of white space
between my arm and body
barbara and elisabeth seem to vanish
there in my underarm thinnest
yes i say