Kendall Jenner's Photoshoot For Vogue India Sparks Controversy
The 21-year-old model and social media sensation appears on the cover of Vogue India's latest issue, with the headline promising an "Indian Affair" in the inside pages. However some social media users trolled the shoot and were incensed that the renowned publication would choose an American model for the cover of an anniversary issue for an Indian publication.
“Why not an Indian model there are so many???” one user commented on Vogue India‘s Facebook page underneath the Jenner photo shoot. “This doesn’t create the sense that india has its own beauty and character.”
Another wrote, “This is disappointing on so many levels.” “I like Mario Testino’s work but there are so many wonderful Indian models and any one of them would have been worthy of being on the cover of Vogue India – celebrating all things India. Disappointing VOGUE India!”
@VOGUEIndia This is who you choose for your 10th anniversary cover, instead of....you know, AN INDIAN!???
— Alaias Lani? (@MariGetBillions) May 3, 2017
Others also suggested that Jenner had not posted a shot of yourself in the magazine on her social media, as she usually does with other such shoots. The model has had a rough few weeks of publicity after starring in an advertisement for Pepsi that was widely criticised.
Vogue India has not yet commented publicly on the backlash surrounding Jenner’s cover.