It's about time Hollywood opened its eyes to who is sexy now. Great story. Great pictures. Fantastic idea.
Alex Gonzalez, Burnaby, B.C.
As a full-figured woman, I was thrilled to see your latest issue. I applaud you for including photos of plus-size model Emme and Oprah on your cover. My hope is that one day the term plus-size will be changed to real-size.
Vanessa Dunn, Chino Hills, Calif.
While I applaud your efforts in acknowledging that sexiness is a state of being, and not a size, I am appalled at your cover-photo choice of Emme. Why would you select a picture that exposes her bra? For a woman who designs her own clothing line and is the epitome of style, your cover is plain embarrassing.
Laurie Firestone Siedelman, Reseda, Calif.
The self-absorption and narcissism perpetuated by Hollywood and the modeling industry have caused ordinary women as well as celebrities to be neurotic about their self-image. I'm 43, 4'10" and not exactly thin, but I have learned to make the best of what I've got.
Robin Ikemi, Long Beach, Calif.
It's nice to see positive press on stars who are different sizes. What's amazing, however, is that sizes 12 and 14 are being considered large. If I'm not mistaken, that's the size of the average woman in the U.S. I wonder what percentage of the female population is a size 0 or 1?
Janice Irwin, Lake City, Fla.
I couldn't believe you would put Kelly Osbourne, who is just a teenager, on your full-figured page after calling her "curvy." Shame on you, PEOPLE.
Kelli Nicholas, Lafayette, Colo.
Bravo for recognizing that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. These gorgeous women exude confidence and sex appeal.
Shelby Evon, Windsor, Ont.
While my heart goes out to Betty Bullock and her family, I do not agree that Philip Morris owes her $28 billion. My mother died of tobacco-induced cancer, but the warnings about the dangers of smoking have been widely known for decades. Ms. Bullock chose to inflict her body with toxins. No one held a gun to her head.
Jamie Bowsher, Columbus, Ohio
I felt a sense of pride in my Native American heritage when I read about the Shadow Wolves and their humble commitment to our land. Our people and our culture are often overlooked, so thank you for your articles on the role we play keeping Mother Earth safe.
Sue Languedoc, St. Alberta, Alta.
I was saddened by the passing of Gwyneth Paltrow's father. Gwyneth was always open about her love for her dad. She is the most gracious actress in Hollywood, and that is because she was raised by two wonderful parents. My prayers are with the Paltrow family.
Corinne M. Hutchins-Karst, Bangor, Maine
My quote in your story on Tweeti Blancett about addressing problems between energy companies and ranchers in New Mexico, but not being able to solve them in 12 months, was a poor generalization of my answer to your reporter's question. The complete answer was, "There are some problems in the San Juan Basin, but the industry has been producing oil and gas there for 80 years, and the overwhelming majority of those problems have to do with well sites that are 25 to 30 years old or older and met permit requirements at the time they were drilled. To expect the industry to correct problems that have developed over 30 to 50 years within a 12-month time frame is not possible."
Bob Gallagher, president
New Mexico Oil and Gas Association
Santa Fe, N.Mex.
The tribute in your Sept. 30 issue to my mother, Kim Hunter, incorrectly quotes me as saying that my mother "never said [the blacklist] was unjust" even though she was blacklisted at the height of her career, apparently solely because of her association with liberal causes. In fact, my mother believed so strongly that the blacklist was unjust that she testified as a witness for John Henry Faulk in his successful libel case against the individuals who blacklisted both her and Mr. Faulk. I am sorry that your otherwise lovely tribute left this unfortunate misimpression.
Kathryn Emmett, Stamford, Conn.
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