While Priyanka’s Arabian magazine cover was celebrated, Kim’s Indian mag cover receives flak Why so much hypocrisy?.The television personality Kim Kardashian hits the headlines again and this time it’s for all the wrong reasons.
The television personality Kim Kardashian hits the headlines again and this time it’s for all the wrong reasons. Kim was recently seen gracing the cover of Vogue India. While in the first cover she was seen donning a red one-shouldered red dress from Jean Paul Gaultier, in the other one she turned up the heat in a black strappy number by Philipp Plein. However, it’s not the cover which caught our attention, but the inside picture where Kim is dressed in an ethereal avatar. She left her Indian fans floored dressed up in a lehenga choli by Anita Dongre. While she featured on the Indian magazine, we surely did not expect her to don the Indian attire and look so mesmerising.
While many couldn’t stop gushing about this avatar of Kim, there were others who couldn’t come to terms with her featuring on an Indian magazine. (Like seriously?) In no time, Twitter was flooded with reactions like, “So many pretty Indian models out there and Vogue India somehow chooses kendall jenner and kim kardashian for their covers. How hard is it to have Indian women represent Indian culture.” [sic]
“I have nothing against Kim Kardashian but @VOGUEIndia is really doing itself a disservice by continually neglecting to portrait brown women in their “magazine”— you’re perpetuating a detrimental cycle of underrepresentation. Stop white washing your own damn culture.” [sic]
“No shade on the Kardashians.. but like y’all seriously couldn’t find an INDIAN for the cover? First Kendall & now Kim?” [sic] and many others.
However when Priyanka Chopra was recently seen donning the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, people couldn’t stop praising her for how she is bagging international magazines and making India proud. So why bash Kim Kardashian’s Vogue India cover?
Some went a bit too far and said that Kim Kardashian wearing a lehenga was culture appropriation. There were comments like, “the issue with vogue india putting kim Kardashian on the cover is not the fact that’s she’s a white woman like magazines try to be international and get big names on their covers all the time and they’ve had plenty of brown women before but,, why is she wearing a lehenga” and “Umm Kim k for vogue India? Wearing a lehenga? ” What is your opinion on this ongoing Twitter controversy? Comment below and let us know.