What’s Up with the Kim and Kanye Vogue Cover?

St. Scholastica's Student Newspaper
The Cable
By: Anna Wetter  - Student Journalist -
Photo credit to foxnews.com

Photo credit to foxnews.com

It seems like no matter where you turn, it's near impossible to escape the fuss around the Kardashian clan. Recently, most of the Kardashian buzz has been regarding the upcoming nuptials between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, which I'm certain, will be a very humble and private ceremony.

This month, Kim and Kanye (or Kimye if you're feeling it) are gracing the cover of Vogue, and people are outraged. On the cover, there is a picture of Kanye hugging a wedding dress-clad Kim from behind with the caption, "Kim & Kanye: Their Fashionable Life and Surreal Times #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple." Aside from the use of a hashtag on the cover of a magazine, what doesn't make sense is why a reality TV star is on the cover of a major fashion magazine. In a Washington Post article regarding this cover, Cara Kelly wrote, "A Vogue cover celebrated women with poise and confidence who had made a contribution, if not to the world of fashion, then to the world at large." So, the sex tape that made Kim Kardashian (and by association, her entire family) famous, counts as her contribution to the world at large, right?

Apparently, Kanye believes in the power of Kim, as he stated in an interview with Ryan Seacrest that, "She's got Barbara Walters calling her like every day ... and collectively we're the most influential with clothing. No one is looking at what [President] Obama is wearing. Michelle Obama cannot Instagram a [bikini] pic like what my girl Instagrammed the other day." We all know that the influence of Kim and Kanye is greater than the Obamas, why even fight it?

What I find hysterical is that Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue, was previously said to have declared that Kim would only appear in the magazine "over her dead body." So, obviously, the next logical step is to offer Kim the cover. Luckily, there are a few celebrities who are finding the humor in this whole cover "fiasco" and have photoshopped their faces over Kim and Kanye's, such as Al Roker and Willie Geist, and also James Franco & Seth Rogen (both of whom created a shot-for-shot parody together of Kayne's music video for "Bound 2", which they titled "Bound 3"). So, while some people want a full-out boycott of the Kardashians, Burger King is taking it in a completely opposite direction and offered to cater Kanye and Kim's wedding. I see the silver lining, and it sounds delicious.