Vogue magazine is very good at certain things (like photo shoots in bucolic landscapes), but it can still get things very wrong when it comes to culture pieces.
Sometimes they might as well be your totally out-of-touch parents who just found out what a selfie is and got overly excited about it.
Why do we say this? Well…
A recent article in the mag's September issue called The Dawn of the Butt: Big Booty in Pop Culture Over the Years by Patricia Garcia is a prime example of how behind-the-times the fashion bible can often be, especially for younger readers.
The piece, which heralds Jennifer Lopez as having lit the match that started today's booty craze fire, has been criticized for failing to mention and give proper credit to the countless black women who have historically been judged, objectified, and ridiculed for their naturally large butts and voluptuous bodies, while using mostly white or non-black women, such as J.Lo, Kim Kardashian, and Instagram belfie queen Jen Selter, as examples of the big booty ideal.
Criticism on Twitter has also noted how the article is guilty of white-washing black culture by claiming that big butts are only popular NOW that white or non-black celebrities have essentially appropriated them and made them suitable for consumption for the masses.
Below are some examples of the criticism:
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