Fans took to Twitter in the aftermath of the poster fiasco, looking to Marlene for answers. First, she confirmed that the poster was in fact “real” — we’re assuming in the sense that it is the actual promo poster set to be used to promote Season 4B. (Because the images of the Liars in the image really do make them look more like dolls than actually people.)
“@imarleneking why did you edit it so much?” asked Twitter user @ItIsJustTheGirl. “They're pretty just the way they are. And everyone has flaws, there's no real need to photoshop.”
We like that Marlene encouraged the continued reaction to the poster, asking fans to tweet at the official handle for PLL, but do you think she should have gone further? Though she is not involved in the promotions department, she certainly has a great deal of say on the show. Or do you think this poster thing has been blown out of proportion?
Catch the Pretty Little Liars Season 4 winter premiere on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.