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on 16 Nov 2012 06:29

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Controversial Vogue Covers

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1. Gisele Bundchen
Vogue US May 2008

Lebron James being portrayed as a racial stereotype.

Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
2. Stella Tennant

Vogue Italia September 2011

Stella's unrealistically tiny waist, which was obviously photoshopped.
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Average listal rating (28 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
3. Kristen McMenamy

Vogue Italia August 2010

The implied depiction of the BP oil spill at the Gulf of Mexico.
I personally don't see what's wrong with it but I guess its controversial because it is taking a stab at big oil companies.

Average listal rating (103 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
4. Raquel Zimmermann
Vogue US May 2007

Anna Wintour's choices for the "World's Next Top Models."
Anna Wintour was mainly criticized for making choices based on favoritism. Many say this was not representative of the current top 8 models in high fashion. Calling the girl's the "World's Next Top Models," was also criticized because some of them had already been very well established in the fashion world, most notably, Raquel Zimmermann, who has been established in high fashion since 2000.
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Average listal rating (465 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
5. Kate Upton
Vogue Italia November 2012

Kate Upton, a glamor model, being on the cover of Vogue Italia.

Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
6. Candice Huffine
Vogue Italia June 2011

Plus-size models on the cover of Vogue.

Average listal rating (125 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
7. Stephanie Seymour
Vogue Hommes International Fall 2012

The romanticization of domestic abuse.

Average listal rating (1142 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
8. Madonna
Vogue US May 1989

Anna Wintour puts a celebrity instead of a model on the cover of Vogue.
I think Madonna is a decent choice for a Vogue cover even though she is not a model because she was a major fashion influencer. But I absolutely despise it in the sense that this was known as the beginning of Anna Wintour "changing the face of Vogue" by putting actresses and singers on the cover instead of just models.

Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
9. Carolyn Murphy
Vogue Paris November 2007
Carolyn Murphy poses with transgender, Andre J.

According to the gossip vine, a secondary controversy also erupted because it appeared that Andre J was supposedly impersonating Naomi Campbell. Rumor has it that Naomi was furious when she saw this cover and thew it across the room. Whether or not that is actually true, we will never know.
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9.3  IMDB Rating
10. Donyale Luna
Vogue UK March 1966

First black model to cover Vogue and she is hiding her face.

Average listal rating (194 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
11. Agyness Deyn
Vogue Italia September 2007

Can be interpreted as a criticism of US military actions.
The cover image was part of an editorial titled "Make Love, Not War."


Suggestions are welcome

Note: These general controversies caused by the media/general public and not all of them reflect my own personal opinions.

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Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 17 3:32
Haha these controversies are so dumb though.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 23 20:01
I like this! It's amazing what people will take offense at or deem controversial...Sometimes I wonder if the media didn't deem something controversial...would people find it so?
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Nov 30 23:44
I agree that what gets deemed as controversial is often ridiculous.

I guess maybe the 5% of people who are offended make a lot of noise and the media loves to jump on anything "scandalous."
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 13 10:46
Interesting list! :)
But I don't get number 6... what's the problem with Plus-size models on the cover?
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 13 11:26
^ It's the idea that when they put "Plus Size Models" on the cover it has to be about the fact that they are plus size models. The fashion industry is still heavily biased towards being super thin and they won't just put a plus size model on the cover and treat them like a typical model.

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