Style is obviously in the eye of the beholder, but the Internet hasn’t taken the news that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have landed their first Vogue cover very well.
The collective social media backlash was palpable. Many seemed to think that Kimye (as Kardashian and West are known to be called) are simply too déclassé for the cover of fashion’s most coveted magazine – for the record they join the likes of Rhianna, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, who have all landed Vogue cover shoots – while others, including the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, defended the decision.
Some directed their wrath away from the couple and instead tweeted at Wintour and photographer Annie Leibovitz, who got her first taste of Twitter joining less than 24 hours ago.
Among the death threats and crass calls, other seemingly unrelated personalities seemed to jump in on the social media shellacking, which quickly became associated with the hashtag #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple. Here’s a look at the aftermath.
Sarah Michelle Gellar gave her two cents. Over 7,000 people seemed to be with her.
Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me??? — Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) March 21, 2014
While one of Wintour’s past pearls of wisdom came back to haunt her.
Kermit and Miss Piggy became the face of parody magazine, “Vague.”
James Franco and Seth Rogen followed up their spoof of Kanye West’s music video with this…
It had to be done: pic.twitter.com/EXH2NJI3m9
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 22, 2014
And some mused on the forthcoming issue.
Anna, looking at the Lena and Kim & Kanye covers, calls her assistant: “Yes Ms. Wintour?” “It’s time for phase 3: Get me Honey Boo Boo.” — Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) March 21, 2014