Hot on the heels of Sarah Michelle Gellar’s proclamation that she’d be cancelling her subscription because of Kim and Kanye’s cover coup, Naomi Campbell’s “no comment” spoke louder than any comment could.
Clearly the supermodel is not a supporter of the Kimye cover. During an interview on Australia’s The Morning Show on Tuesday, March 25, Naomi responded to their inquiry about the cover “I do not want to comment.”
Campbell has graced the cover of Vogue five times briefly hesitated and then had a giggle fit before stating, “I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years,” Campbell added. “And when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career…. a stepping stone to achieve that.”
The morning show hosts were clearly looking for a more animated answer from Naomi, so they pressed on, “Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?” She simply responded, “Those are your words — not mine. I’m being politically correct.”
Campbell is considered one of the “Big 5,” of supermodels along with Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Claudia Schiffer. During the height of their fame in the 90’s those five women consistently took over Vogue‘s and covers.
Besides the clearly unhappy reactions from Gellar and Campbell, others have shared their opinions as well, such as “Bound 3” co-stars and perpetual jokesters James Franco and Seth Rogan who were quick to release a spoof of Kimye’s cover that immediately went viral. Even Kermit and Miss Piggy stuck the cover pose.
Vogue editor and head honcho Anna Wintour knew before releasing the edition that she was going to take some serious heat, she wrote a letter to be published in the mag stating, “It was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it,” she said. “You may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort.”
Sure he didn’t Anna, me thinks the editor doth protest too much!
Do you think the legendary fashion mag has crossed a line from respected publication whose cover is an accomplishment to be earned and coveted, to just another celebrity magazine pandering to whoever is being the most talked about at the moment?