Vogue has been known…
as one of the most well-respected publications in the fashion industry for decades, however, body positivity and the acceptance of other sizes still seems to be a hard habit for the publisher to break.
In its 125th celebration issue,
Vogue graced its cover with some of the fashion industry’s biggest names in fashion such as Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner to name a few. While the intent of this cover was to include women of various backgrounds and sizes, the internet didn’t take too much of a liking to the “Vogue Version” of inclusion.
The publication was accused of photoshopping some of the thinner model’s arms in order to hide the size difference in Graham’s appearance.
I can’t say I’m surprised.
Vogue is probably one of the main culprits in strictly promoting thinner models to sell its magazine. In fact, the same was said back when Lena Dunham graced the cover, and Vogue received backlash for issuing it with a close-up shot of the actress:
Like, really, ya’ll? Including a public figure who’s different from “the standard” is extremely important because they’re a representation of real life and real people. Vogue, in my opinion, has been getting away with doing a half-assed job in representing different backgrounds, and cherry picking only the best pics to hide these women and their real bodies. Vogue, you got to do better, sis.