Faces & Names: Vogue readers dis latest cover
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West posed for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz’s April cover of Vogue, and while the soon-to-be-married couple appeared deeply in love, the Internet is not deeply in love with their appearance on the iconic magazine.
The backlash first caught fire Friday when CBS’ “The Crazy Ones” star Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted: “Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???”
Apparently many readers were just as displeased as Gellar with the choice, as evidenced across social media. The Vogue official Facebook page has racked up 747 comments as of time of this posting — majority of which are critical of the editor’s decision to feature Kardashian and West on the cover.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour penned an editor’s letter defending the decision and pre-emptively explaining that West did not coerce the magazine into the cover shoot.
“Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that,” Wintour wrote. “I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?).
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