The Kimye Vogue cover: The backlash

kimye-coverAre you, like I, curious about the amount of attention being paid to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of Vogue? Let me enlighten you.

Here’s the backstory: Vogue editor Anna Wintour allegedly had never wanted Kim Kardashian on the cover of her storied fashion bible. Why? Well, despite Kardashian’s successes in the fashion industry, girlfriend basically rose to fame via a sex tape and a reality TV show. And homie (in this case, Anna Wintour) don’t play that; homie only plays upmarket.

However, it looks like Wintour is singing a different tune since Kardashian hooked up with Kanye West. Reports flew around the Internet that West was on a one-man crusade to get his fiancee on the cover. And he did: On Friday, the cover for Vogue’s April issue landed with the couple in full wedding regalia with the headline, “Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple.” (“Forget about putting Kim Kardashian on the cover — I’m more disappointed Vogue used a hashtag on their cover,” quipped a Metro editor.)

“As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue’s cover,” Wintour wrote in her cover letter. “He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”

It’s been big news all weekend, with Sarah Michelle Geller tweeting, “Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???” That got Kardashian’s best pal, Jonathan Cheban, tweeting back “Do u matter?”

For the cover girl in question, Kardashian was so excited she misspelled “breathe” when she tweeted out: “This is such a dream come true!!! Thank you @VogueMagazine for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can’t even breath!”

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Seth Rogen and James Franco poked a little fun at the firestorm, with Rogen tweeting out this photo of their heads Photoshopped on the couple.

Meanwhile, Seth Rogen and James Franco poked a little fun at the firestorm, tweeting out this photo of their heads Photoshopped on the couple. “It had to be done,” Rogen tweeted out. Franco then posted the photo on his Instagram with the caption, “Seth! Love you, dog!”


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