When Vogue released its April 2014 cover starring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on Friday, the Internet erupted.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar said that she was cancelling her magazine subscription,James Franco spoofed the cover and the news earned the scorn of many people on Twitter. (There's even a shirt you can buy that says "Wintour Is Over.")
The controversy was so bad that Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour had to release a message of support for the cover and her decision behind it.
"As for the cover," Wintour explained, "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. 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."
Although we at HuffPost Canada Style have mixed feelings about the cover, we think that there are some good things about putting Kimye on the cover of Vogue.
Here they are:
1. For once, Vogue has put people of colour on the cover.
2. It features a hashtag.
We've been getting kind of sick of Vogue's boring cover text so it's fun to see that they've moved into the 21st century with a Twitter reference.
3. It features a man on the cover!
Before Kanye West graced the April 2014 issue, only four men had ever been on the cover of American Vogue. This time, thankfully, they don't make a vaguely racist comparison to King Kong.
4. It's made Vogue relevant again.
After featuring exclusively A-list celebrities, the mag has finally caught up to the reality of the new type of celebrity: the reality TV star.
5. Two people on the cover instead of one!
It's refreshing to see two people interact rather than just one person staring fiercely at you. (Although we would take Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere any day.)
6. Bridal couture.
Kim's Lanvin gown is stunning and it makes us really excited to see what other wedding gowns she'll wear on the inside photo shoot.
What do you think? Do you like the Kimye Vogue cover?
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