Vogue's philosophy is: "The foundation of its leadership and authority is the brand's unique role as a cultural barometer for a global audience." Although I cringe a bit to see Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the April cover of Vogue magazine, I get it.
The Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour counters recent backlash for putting Kim and Kanye on the same magazine cover (obviously different issue) as first ladies, award winners such as Cate Blanchett and Katy Perry, and super models.
"There's barely a strand of the modern media that the Kardashian Wests haven't been able to master, and for good reason: 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... Part of the pleasure of editing Vogue ... is ... 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."
Vogue's headline reads: "Kim & Kanye Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times #WORLDSMOSTTALKEDABOUTCOUPLE." Society is the culprit of that reality - not Vogue magazine.
Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar tweeted: "Well......I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???"
Kardashian's loyal friend Jonathan Cheban tweeted back, "Do u matter?"
Kanye's song "Cold" explains his not so blushing bride's rise to fame. "Eat breakfast at Gucci/My girl a superstar all from a home movie" [leaked sex tape].
Kardashian is a seemingly grateful bride-to-be as her Paris nuptials approach. "This is such a dream come true!!! Thank you @VogueMagazine for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can't even breath!' Her fiance Kanye tweeted link to the cover and "#TRILL Thank you".
I for one have zero interest in Kimye selfies, but don't normally read Vogue magazine anyway. How about you?