Annie Leibovitz’s Latest Vogue Shoot Is Causing Controversy
For me, it seems like hurricane Sandy was forever ago. Then again I live in Las Vegas, and I wasn’t affected by it. Talking to friends and family back east though, it’s a different story. Vogue is catching a lot of heat from angry readers, saying that their latest fashion shoot by Annie Leibovitz is exploiting and profiting off of the recent natural disaster.
The shoot is meant to highlight the “bravest and brightest,” and features models with people who were instrumental in the recovery efforts. Although it would seem Vogue’s intentions are pure, people are still upset. It is important to note though that The Guardian pointed out that since the beginning Vogue has been helping in relief efforts, having raised over 1.7 million dollars. In my opinion I don’t think Vogue has done anything wrong, they spotlighted some brave and wonderful people in a way that is unique and very Vogue. Considering all they have done to support the relief efforts, I think that getting outraged over a shoot that was meant to feature people crucial in the relief efforts is a little overboard. What do you think?