In a bold move, Anna Wintour decided to place one of the most talked about celebrity couples on the cover of this month’s Vogue. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West shot some family portraits with daughter North before a picture of the newlyweds-to-be was chosen for the front cover. Unfortunately, avid readers of the magazine didn’t receive that bold move very well with many threatening to cancel their subscription. Even famous faces like Naomi Campbell and Sarah Michelle Geller took offence to the couple being given the honour of Vogue’s front cover.
Why did people react so harshly? Possibly because of Kim’s “celebrity” status? Actually, it really is because of that. Many people don’t believe this Kardashian should grace the cover of such a prestigious fashion magazine when she isn’t a model, political figure or iconic musician. Fair enough she hasn’t done any major work but with all of this backlash why is it that over half a million copies of the magazine have been sold with Kimye on the cover? That’s right 500,000, which beats both Beyoncé and Michelle Obama whose covers sold a mere 300,000 copies in comparison.
The truth, whether we chose to accept it or not, is that we all have a fascination with this couple. On their own, Kim and Kanye are constantly in the news. Whether she’s worm something ridiculous or he’s just punched a photographer they are constantly being written about. So what a great move to bring them together. I’ll admit it, I love to watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians and once Kim started seeing Kanye I watched it more just to get a glimpse of him. I’m part of the problem and writing this article is adding to it, but I just can’t help it. Their names and face are everywhere, people are constantly talking about them and they’re just sitting back stacking their millions. Sure enough Ye’s musical reputation make have taken a bit of a hit but he is more talked about now than ever before thanks to this impending wedding.
As much as people will complain and give out about it, they will still read the articles and look at the pictures of this wedding. Kim and Kanye are doing no harm, they’re providing us with a topic of discussion, something to call ridiculous and something to be secretly envious of. They’re just a couple trying to live their lives in the most extravagant way possible. I say stop complaining and be quiet – I want to see what they do next!