A Critical Look at Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Vogue Cover

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Total Krap!

Is it just me, or did the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue cover leave you regurgitating in your mouth just a tad?

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Please know that I don’t take kindly to bashing people – famous or not. And I’m not doing that now. It’s not because they’re not a good looking couple.

However, one cannot help but wonder if glorifying these two ‘celebrities’ on the cover of Vogue is everything that is wrong with America.

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Hear me out.

The engaged couple – who are notorious for creating high-profile drama to promote their careers – reportedly stole the cover from actual model, Kate Upton.

Not only that, one wonders what they are doing on the cover of the most prestigious fashion magazine in America in the first place.

Just a quick reminder for all: Kim started her career in porn, and is now covering Vogue.

That’s right, I went to university for seven years, didn’t exploit myself or my gender in any form, and I’m working for pennies compared to Kim’s big bucks.

Fabulous message to our youth — porn, not post secondary education, will fill your pockets with cash.

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Now one of the most famous women in the world, Kim first shot to fame after a sex tape and subsequent reality TV shows. She had an over-the-top wedding to a relatively unknown NBA star, Kris Humphries, and filed for divorce 72 days later. Soon after, the brunette beauty was expecting her first child with Kanye — while still married to Humphries.

Call me old fashioned, but in my day if a sex tape was leaked, career options seemed limited to the porn industry. And happily ever after – with a Vogue cover to boot – wasn’t exactly in the cards.

Not to mention, Kanye’s narcissistic rants have left me less than impressed.

After Jimmy Kimmel aired a parody of Kanye’s BBC Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Kanye went on a Twitter rant and called himself the “No. 1 rock star on the planet.”

Ahhhhh, tone it down a notch! You’ll never hear truly talented artists saying that about themselves.

Anywho, back to the Vogue cover. Overnight, many of Hollywood’s elite felt my outrage, and shared their reactions on social media.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, took to Twitter to share her distaste.

And not to mention James Franco and Seth Rogen fired up Photoshop and swapped themselves in for the infamous couple.

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It’s the duo’s second parody of Kimye — last fall, they spoofed the couple’s uber cheesy Bound 2 music video — complete with horses and motorcycle coitus.

Franco posted it to his Instagram account, with the caption, “Seth, love you dog.”

Rogen then tweeted it, acknowledging, “It had to be done.”

So is it just SMG, Seth, James and me? Or are you also turned off by the Vogue cover?

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  1. Straight talk

    What kind of message is Vogue sending out……….Kim is not role model or to be admired….She is entertainment with a porn past, broken marriages, infidelity……..really Vogue……. and Kanye is going along for the ride…….or are your sales going down so you need a raunchy cover story. Their story belongs to the tabloids. Sorry Vogue if you are going this direction, you are going to lose a lot of readers. I’m boycotting this issue.

  2. was there bribing involved????

    People buy Vogue when they need fashion updates and advice. Relationship issues can be considered to be basic motivation for wanting to look good. Basically everyone has relationship issues from time to time. Why the hell am I going to buy a mag that flaunts a happy couple in my face?! F*** that.

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