Kim Kardashian posing and facing the camera.

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‘Vogue India’ criticized for Kim Kardashian cover

'Vogue' is a global magazine but many are facing Kardashian fatigue.

 

Audra Schroeder

IRL

Published Feb 28, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:17 pm CDT

The March cover of Vogue India features Kim Kardashian on the cover (as well as a hashtag). But many people questioned why she was the cover story.

Kardashian posted the photo to her Instagram on Tuesday, and along with it came questions about representation in fashion and Kardashian fatigue.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfr20OwFjJx/?taken-by=kimkardashian

https://twitter.com/jennymarie_93/status/968332575755440129

Kardashian’s sister Kendall Jenner was featured on a Vogue India cover in 2017, and the magazine faced a similar backlash. It issued a statement via Instagram, clarifying that: “In the last 10 years, Vogue India has had only 12 international covers, including Kendall Jenner, in 2017. Therefore, statistically, 90 percent of our covers are Indian! And we are proud of that.”

One Twitter user pulled up the list of covers for 2017, which seemed to support those numbers.

https://twitter.com/thatgirlyusra/status/968436126330519555

Still, Vogue is a global brand and it’s trying to sell magazines by putting another global brand on its cover. Kardashian has not yet responded.

H/T Elle 

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*First Published: Feb 28, 2018, 12:04 pm CST