Vogue India's Latest Cover Featuring Kim Kardashian-West Stirs Controversy
Kim Kardashian-West has once again caused a frenzy among fans and foes. The reality TV star was featured on Vogue India's cover, causing a split reaction on social media.
This marks the seventh time Kardashian-West appeared on Vogue overall.
Kim Gets Slammed Again
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was once again accused of "cultural appropriation" for her appearance on the India-based magazine. Kardashian-West has been known to take risks with her fashionable looks which had caused an uproar in the past as well.
Early this year, the new mom was criticized for debuting blonde corn-rolls, which she called "Bo Derek" braids, a style that has actually been worn mainly by African-American women according to fans who reacted.
Now the reality TV star and Vogue India are under fire for featuring the fashion mogul because she is of Armenian descent and also from America.
Red alert: Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) turns up the heat on our #March 2018 cover! Photographed by: Greg Swales (@gregswalesart). Stylist: Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania). Hair: Chris Appleton/The Wall Group (@chrisappleton1). Makeup: Mario Dedivanovic/Blended Strategy (@makeupbymario). Manicurist: Tom Bachik (@tombachik). Airline partner: Singapore Air (@singaporeair) A post shared by VOGUE India (@vogueindia) on Feb 26, 2018 at 7:00pm PST
Here are some of the tweets that the publication received:
Honestly, Kim Kardashian looks hot as hell in a lengha. But so does Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Alia Butt, Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Kajol Devgan, and many more INDIAN women. @VOGUEIndia Just a thought. — swoopzy (@rxiamah) February 27, 2018
*Indian women gracing the cover of international fashion magazine* Indians: Indian women are making india proud abroad *Kim kardashian graced the cover for vogue India 2018* Indians: we don't want it, we want only and only an Indian artist to grace the cover of our magazine — Rihesus (@rihrobfenty) February 27, 2018
so many pretty Indian models out there and Vogue India somehow chooses kendall jenner and kim kardashian for their covers. How hard is it to have Indian women represent Indian culture. — n (@nxvyaa) February 27, 2018
While many are up in arms against the Kardashian-West feature, others have supported and stood up for the controversial cover.
They use Indian models on their covers every damn month and they decide to use Kim kardashian for ONE month and people start crying ???? Lol I think she looks amazing ️https://t.co/KXhGE2KSsl — Radha (@radhapx) February 27, 2018
Omg people trip about anything. It's a magazine cover, CHILL. They change it every month. She looks AMAZING, I'm indian and im not even offended. Y'all act like they've never had foreign people on the covers of American magazines @KimKardashian https://t.co/Ws5sMtzAhv — (@CaliforniaBxxch) February 27, 2018
The magazine also faced backlash in 2017 for featuring the model's sister, Kendall, on the cover.
Even though Kardashian-West got fans and readers divided once again, she still has a reason to celebrate. The KUTWK star welcomed her third child, Chicago West, via surrogacy, early this year. The mom of three is married to hip-hop artist and producer Kanye West.