Classy Shade: Naomi Campbell Speaks On Kimye Vogue Cover, Says It’s An Honor That Needs To Be Earned

March 25, 2014  |  

There have been plenty of mixed reactions put out there about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West covering Vogue magazine’s April issue, and even celebrities aren’t holding back their opinions. Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar wanted to cancel her subscription after seeing the cover (“Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???”), and Shahs of Sunset star Reza Farahan told TMZ that he thinks West paid Vogue off to get his lady on the cover. But one person who has been on the cover of Vogue and had an interesting point to make of it all, is Naomi Campbell. In an interview with “The Morning Show” in Australia this morning, she was asked her opinion about the cover. Campbell shared her thoughts in a “politically correct” manner without bashing the magazine and her friend, Anna Wintour, but still managed to give a side-eye to the whole thing:

Kylie Gillies: “What do you think of Kim and Kanye’s US Vogue cover, given that you’ve been on the cover yourself countless times?”

Naomi Campbell: “I do not want to comment [laughs].”

Gillies: “Why?”
Campbell: “Because I’m a fashion model and I’ve been working for 28 years.  And when you get a Vogue cover, it’s a build in your career.  It’s a stepping stone to achieve that. I’m a fashion model, so, what more can I say?”

Gillies: “So you think Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?”

Campbell: “Those are your words, I’m being politically correct.  That’s Anna Wintour’s choice to put them on the cover of her magazine, who’s to question it?”

Wintour, who is the editor-in-chief of the famed magazine (and reportedly the inspiration behind The Devil Wears Prada), responded to the controversy on Friday.

“As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancee on Vogue‘s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”

There you have it. The opinion of one of the more elite fashion models of all time, and the response from the woman behind the biggest fashion magazine on the planet. What do you think of Campbell’s “politically correct” statements on the cover?

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