It might be celebration time for Kim Kardashian for being on the vogue cover for the 7th time. But not everyone seems to be happy with reality TV star’s latest accomplishment in the fashion world, the vogue India, March edition.
When the cover photos for March edition were revealed showcasing Kim Kardashian, the news spread like a wild fire and many came bashing it as a poor choice of the magazine and many came back lashing on twitter too
Why call it #VogueIndia if you're not gonna use Indian models for your cover. You cant promote Indian models who ACTUALLY represent the culture but choose to further westernize an already caucasian dominated industry. Stop this.
— SashaKrew 🖤🏳️🌈 (@SashaKrewxo) February 28, 2018
lol remember when kim kardashian said she thought indian food was ‘so disgusting’ a few years back on kuwtk & now she’s made it on the cover of #VogueIndia ahahaha
— Roann (@saskwi) February 27, 2018
i looked thru all the models being featured on vogue india since 2007 and there is NOT ONE dark skinned south asian model. still baffles me how racist indian entertainment industry is #VogueIndia
— pawan (@dosaboi92) February 27, 2018
While there is no denying that Kim looks great in both of the shots, her appearance sparked a negative conversation. Raising questions for why she was picked over someone of South Asian descent. Cherry on the top, many are also furious about the photo shoot as she is wearing a lehenga, traditional Indian clothing.
Shortly after the cover launched, the publication issued a statement saying, ”In the last 10 years, Vogue India has had only 12 international covers, including Kendall Jenner in 2017,Therefore, statistically, 90% of our covers are Indian! And we are proud of that. India has given the world so many beautiful faces to admire. After all, we are Vogue, an international brand, and we want to give the love back by featuring some of the best international celebrities on our covers. Occasionally!”