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Anna Wintour pretty much called Kim Kardashian and Kanye West tasteless

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Everyone lost their shit when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West appeared on the cover of Vogue earlier this year. The internet wouldn’t stop talking about it, thousands of subscribers threatened to (or actually did) cancel their subscriptions to the fashion magazine and basically we gave Kimye and Vogue EIC Anna Wintour exactly what they wanted: more attention. But what did Anna Wintour REALLY think? How could a woman whose life is dedicated to haute couture allow such a travesty to happen? Well, there’s no accounting for taste, is there?

Here’s what Wintour told CNN journalist Alina Cho at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night (via Fashionista):

“I see the role of Vogue to reflect what’s going on in the culture. The first celebrity that I put on the cover of Vogue was Madonna, and that was considered completely controversial at the time, too. It’s such a long time ago probably no one remembers, but she was a very controversial figure. Now she’s part of the establishment. I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It’s very important that people do talk about us.”

LOL, well, that solves that, then. So, it’s basically okay to celebrate tasteless people because the public wants what it wants, so even if she doesn’t belong, we have to make her belong to sell copies. Nice! Love the standards Vogue has set there.

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  • I agree that K & K are clowns, but Vogue is in business to make money. If this country is so pathetic as to focus on this dynamic duo, why shouldn’t The Frost Queen put them on the cover? Is it better to go bankrupt on principles?

  • Anna’s primary job as Editor-in-chief is to sell magazines even if doing so lowers the standards and practices the magazine is used to having.

  • I used to deride Ms. Kardashian-West, but now I just pity her. The photos of baby North show her as a doll and that saddens me as the same thing happened to North’s Mommy. Ms. Wintour is just as guilty as everyone else of not viewing Ms. Kardashian-West as a person and simply as a # to be mocked. Ms. Brooklyn and Cook&Tell are correct above..but I think we need to stop the hate on all sides.