In case you’ve been under a rock, the world of entertainment, news media, and social media was set ablaze when pics surfaced of Kim Kardashian and husband to be: Kanye pictured on the cover of Vogue-and certainly was not your typical Internet photoshopped meme.
We at Other Side of the Fame did a write up on it where of course we don’t hold back-we mentioned (well…showed other Photoshopped memes of people having fun with the idea)
…but not everyone is in agreement that having the likes of Kim Kardashian and/or her husband to be: Kanye, on the cover of the coveted, top-selling, and revered magazine was such a good idea.
As we explained, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sara Michelle Gellar is canceling her subscription. And since giving you that information, another way Kim possibly made the cover came to surface: Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan mentioned that he thinks Kanye West paid top dollar to get Kim on the top-selling magazine.
Although we’ve heard varying opinions from various different people (most of which we’ve never even seen grace the cover of the magazine); it would only be a matter of time before we would be hearing from someone who made the cover of the magazine someone who earned their place on the top-selling, revered, cover; to voice her opinion as to whether or not the popular couple should have landed the coveted cover at all because as you may or may not know, although you may see rockstars on the cover; Vogue-at onetime catered mostly to models (real models)…you know: real models who go to go-sees, walk catwalks, do magazine, newspaper or other media print ads and model commercial products.
While doing press and promoting for her new show: Oxygen’s “The Face,” non other than the beautiful and sexy (real model herself): Naomi Campbell who, when we even so much as think of “Vogue,” her facing on the cover can’t help but come to mind-had something to say about the Kimye Vogue cover. Naomi Campbell has been a working model for 28 years and most certainly can tell us all a thing or two, and as well-she did during her interview on Australia’s “The Morning Show,”-giving us her (quote) “politically correct” (unquote) version of a more graceful way of saying she does not feel Kim Kardashian and Kanye West should have been granted such and honor bestowed upon them without having earned the right to be there and mentions: “I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years and when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career, a stepping stone to achieve that.”
She then pauses again before repeating herself, again, by reiterating:: “I’m a fashion model so what more can I say?”
In an effort to not offend her friend and Vogue owner Anna Wintour while still being true to how she felt about it, take a full look at what she had to say:
At the end of the day it’s like this:
Whether or not you are happy for Kimye snagging this cover, they are not out of he woods just yet, they’ve got some numbers to live up to-to really test their popularity:
Other non-models, like Madonna having set the stage for the rockstar Vogue cover with her 1989 cover, Katy Perry having been their worst-selling Vogue cover, Lady Gaga (in 2013) being having sold one of their highest covers (to the tune of 600k) and their best-selling cover in 1992 (when several models, including Naomi, graced the cover of the magazine); whether or not Kanye begged or bought Kim’s way onto the magazine, literally or figuratively, if he/they put their money where their mouth is-being up against all aforementioned at the start of this paragraph, they have quite the people + numbers to live up (and down to).