Vogue‘s Cover Meant to Celebrate ‘Modern American Women’ is Getting Some Backlash on Social Media


Today, Vogue revealed the cover for its March issue — which commemorates the publication’s 125th anniversary — and is also meant to celebrate modern American women:

The models featured on the cover are Kendall JennerGigi HadidAshley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Liu Wen. According to the cover story, the models pictured represent a new standard that welcomes all kinds of beauty:

Each of these cover girls proudly inhabits her own particular gorgeousness in her own particular way. Together they represent a seismic social shift: The new beauty norm is no norm. And fashion, the industry that—yes—has historically done much to enforce beauty codes, is joining the movement. ¡Viva la revolución! All are welcome. Anything goes.

There was definitely some excitement about the cover:

But some noticed that all of the women featured have light skin. Others were disappointed in the fact that Graham is the only model whose arm is covering a part of her leg. One Instagram user commented “Why is there not a single woman of a darker skin tone? Pretty sure America has a lot of those.” Another wrote, “Do better.”

[image via Instagram/@VogueMagazine]

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