Remember that uncomfortably hilarious cover for The Bell Jar? And how glamorous the idea of Sylvia Plath's suicide is? Well, here's the latest in offensive book covers: Anne Shirley, of Green Gables fame, is looking like a character out of a Taylor Swift video on a reissue of Lucy Maude Montgomery's series of books. It's a stark contrast from the girl in the novels, however, who has red hair and lives in 19th Century Canada. So which Urban Outfitters in Nova Scotia did this blonde chick get that plaid shirt? Naturally, people are quite upset, and Anne of Green Gables fans are taking to Amazon and ripping it apart with hyperbolic reviews full of despair and dramatics, as one does. But hey, at least they spelled her name with an E! I remember her being quite testy about that.
[via NY Observer]