Sticking Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue brought on some nasty comments from loyal readers today. This comes after editor Anna Wintour sternly took the stand for a long time that Kim Kardashian didn’t interest her for the magazine. Rumors put Kanye West “groveling” for months to put his bubble bottomed bride-to-be on the Vogue cover, leaving people thinking that it worked, according to the New York Post on March 22.
The couple plan to tie the knot on May 24, so putting Kim in a wedding gown on Vogue’s cover for the April edition looks like a prelude to her wedding. The pictures were taken by the famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Wintour defended her choice and denied that Kanye had anything to do with Kim appearing on the cover. Wintour’s editor’s letter explained why Kim was right for the cover today. This letter included:
She said that she wanted to “feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T. (Or perhaps that should be to a K?)”
You have to admit, Kim has done all that. She has managed to become a driving force in pop culture, probably more so than other celebrities because she comes to the table with no talent to offer, just herself. She has made herself a commodity that appears in headlines more than most notable names during her time.
Wintour also denied Kanye West’s rumored “groveling” for Kim to appear on the cover. She wrote:
“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.”
Wintour even went as far as singing praise for the couple. She considers West a “cultural provocateur” and sees Kim as someone who “through her strength of character, has created a place for herself in the glare of the world’s spotlight, and it takes real guts to do that.”
Seeing Kardashian on the cover was tough for some Vogue readers who felt this was the one place that the Kardashian circus couldn’t infiltrate. Fashion blogger Alexander Liang put it simply when he tweeted, “I lost all respect for Vogue.”