More people are weighing in! And this time it's Kelly Osbourne!
The Fashion Police co-host and Kim Kardashian's good friend blogged her thoughts on all the brouhaha caused by the Kimye Vogue cover, telling people not to rain on Kim and Kanye's parade!
She also compared the backlash to the one that came when Vogue featured LeBron James and Gisele Bundchen on the cover of the Shape Issue back in 2008 (see above).
Ready to dive in? Here's what she said:
"This week the world has been in a complete tizzy over the latest cover of American Vogue featuring one of the… if not the biggest pop culture power couples of the 20st century Kanye West and his wife to be Kim Kardashian. I just can’t bring myself to call them Kimye sorry… I don’t think there has been this much controversy over an American Vogue cover since 2008 with their April issue featuring Lebron James and Gisele Bundchen! As soon as it hit newsstands the world went insane over what was meant to be a ground breaking issue for Vogue as Lebron was the first black man to EVER be featured on their illustrious cover. 2008 PEOPLE THAT WAS ONLY 6 YEARS AGO!!!! IT TOOK THEM LONG ENOUGH!!!!!! Needless to say it had the opposite impact to what Vogue had intended. The cover shows Lebron ferociously playing basketball while hold super model Gisele Bundchen as if she is light as a feather. (I bet she is light as a feather?) Instead of seeing a talented man doing what he does best… PLAYING BASKETBALL and holding a SUPER MODEL… Come on you guys it’s VOGUE NOT TIME MAGAZINE!!! In fact I do believe I have seen him pull the exact same facial expression while playing on the court. All people saw a King Kong parody branding Vogue as racially insensitive for reinforcing and contributing to stereotypes. Maybe it might just be my ignorance but I don’t think the picture is racist but I do understand why people would have that opinion. What do you guys think?"
After letting her thoughts known regarding the Gisele/LeBron cover, Kelly went back to defending Kim and Kanye's cover. She wrote:
"Ok back to Kim & Kanye there is no denying that it looks like a really beautiful picture for the cover of prom magazine so I understand why the fashionistas of the world would not like it. People are even going so far as to cancel their subscriptions or bloggers taking down the link to Vogue magazine. I don’t want to even go into the awful things people have said about them. I find this disgusting. Regardless of whether or not you think Kim and Kanye are worthy enough be on the cover it is, it’s not your decision to make. I do believe that would be up to Anna Wintour. Vogue would be not be what it is today without her foresight. She knows what she is doing and no one can make her do anything. Sooooooo to all you people bashing Vogue, Kim, Kanye, and Anna stop and really think for a second because I am willing to bet my life that whether you recognize it or not somewhere hidden deep down inside of all of us is the dream on being on the cover of VOGUE!!! So back off stop sh*tting on people’s dreams that have come true and try for once to be happy for other’s success. Stop raining on their parade!"
And then she embedded Barbra Streisand singing Don't Rain On My Parade to drive her point home.
Do U agree with Kelly???
[Image via Vogue]
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