If anyone is wondering how I feel about the latest cover of Vogue, featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (not to mention a horrible hashtag and the word “selfie-made,” ugh ugh ugh) I saved the above image to my desktop as kimye-vogue-cover-end-of-days.jpg. So yeah. That’s how I feel. Mostly I’m bummed that Anna Wintour caved after previously insisting, “To be in Vogue has to mean something.” Maybe she succumbed to Kanye West’s rumored relentless campaign to get his girl on the cover, or maybe it just came down to the almighty dollar. Either way, I’m not the only one who wasn’t thrilled.
Fashion blogger Bryan Boy gave his opinion:
Other respected fashion and style magazines threw some shade:
And my fave, Sarah Michelle Gellar had something to say:
I think the best part of
Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Gellar’s tweet is how Kim’s BFF and desperate hanger-on Jonathan Cheban immediately fired back with….um, this:
Ummm. Well yeah dude, she kind of does? Sarah Michelle’s had a thriving film and television career for about 20 years. She played one of popular culture’s most beloved cult heroines. Her work with Joss Whedon as Buffy the Vampire Slayer is credited with opening the doors for more strong female roles in the sci-fi and action genres and has inspired more academic studies than any other work in pop culture. Jonathan…desperately tries to latch onto the Kardashian name, launching countless business ventures that never quite take off, helping to pick up Kim’s dry cleaning while salivating behind her, hungry for just a tiny taste of her fame. But hey, I guess that episode of Millionaire Matchmaker he did earlier this year definitely put him on the map as a cultural icon, right?