The official death of Vogue, wrote reader Freya Greaves. Michelle A. Morgan added: Lupita won an Oscar and Kim Kardashian is on the I can’t even bring myself to say it. Also read: Lena Dunham Rips Jezebel for Publishing Her Un-Retouched Vogue Photos: That Was Messed Up The angry opinions just go on and on from there. Of course, the spoofs came as well, first a Muppets one, with Kermit embracing Miss Piggy, then Seth Rogen and James Franco the duo that also brilliantly remade West’s music video for Bound 2 got in on the action . Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour penned an editor’s letter defending the decision and preemptively explaining that West did not coerce the magazine continue into the cover shoot. Kanye is an amazing performer and cultural provocateur, while Kim, 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, Wintour wrote. I think we can all agree on the fact that that role is currently being played by Kim and Kanye to a T.
Source: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Vogue Cover Backlash: Anna Wintour Defends, Readers and Players Respond