Naomi Campbell Disses Kim Kardashian And Kanye West 'Vogue' Cover; Kim Reveals North West Peed On Kanye During Shoot
Naomi Campbell dissed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Vogue cover while promoting her new show The Face in Australia.
Naomi Campbell Disses Kimye 'Vogue' Cover
Campbell, one of the world’s most successful supermodels, has been on countless covers of Vogue magazines around the world, and she did not react kindly to non-models Kim and Kanye taking over the prestigious magazine. When asked for her feelings regarding the cover during a TV interview with Australia’s The Morning Show, Campbell tried to be politically correct, saying she didn’t want to comment before bursting out laughing.
When pressed and asked why she wanted to remain mum on the subject, Campbell said, “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. And I’m a fashion model, what more can I say?”
Campbell played coy as the anchors pushed again, asking, “So you think that Kim and Kanye haven’t earned the right to be on the cover of Vogue?”
“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?” Campbell responded.
Campbell isn’t the only celebrity to express her distaste for the cover. When photos of the Kimye (their celebrity couple nickname) cover were first released, Sarah Michelle Gellar took to twitter, joking that she was cancelling her Vogue subscription.
Well……I guess I'm canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???
— Sarah Michelle (@RealSMG) March 21, 2014
Louder still were the parody reactions to the cover. James Franco and Seth Rogen reprised their roles as Kanye and Kim, respectively, from their parody video “Bound 3," in a photoshopped image of the cover.
It had to be done: pic.twitter.com/EXH2NJI3m9
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 22, 2014
The Muppets also offered their take on the cover, putting Miss Piggy and Kermit on the cover of “Vague.”
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) March 21, 2014
Finally, even Kardashian’s sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, jumped in on the fun.
Sorry Kim pic.twitter.com/Opj9TLsYsO
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) March 25, 2014
Kim Kardashian: 'Vogue' Cover Is An Honor
Kardashian appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and she told Seth Meyers that she herself was unaware during the shoot that they would be on the cover.
“I knew it was happening, of course…but I didn’t know it would be the cover. I’m just so honored,” Kardashian said.
Legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour confirmed that it was her decision to put the pop culture power couple on the cover. She explained at length in her letter from the editor.
“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,” Wintour wrote.
Kardashian was beaming with pride when talking about the Annie Leibovitz shoot and cover, stating that the editors at Vogue had told them that Kanye West was the first rapper ever on the cover and Kardashian was the first reality television star to appear on the cover. Even more, Kardashian and West are the first interracial couple ever to appear on the cover of Vogue.
During her chat with Meyers, Kardashian also revealed a behind the scenes tidbit from the shoot: when the family of three were posing for a glamorous family shot on the couch, a nude baby North West, 9 months, peed on her father, who was holding her on his chest.
“North peed on Kanye right at that moment. And he was trying to tell me and I couldn’t really hear him,” Kardashian said, earning big laughs from the audience. “And, I had to get up and get her, clean her off, clean him off. Yeah, it’s a good memory.”
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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