There’s not a shred of doubt that the popular Vogue magazine and controversies go hand in hand. After receiving flak on several occasions for lack of inclusivity, the magazine decided to up its game and featured singer Lizzo as the first black and plus-sized covergirl on its October issue.
Styled by Carlos Nazario, Lizzo featured on the issue cover in a crimson-hued Valentino dress that bore ruffles and a plunging neckline. Dainty diamond accessories added a dash of glamour to her otherwise plain number. In the makeup department, her top knot bun and a striking red pout made up for her too-subtle outfit.
Check out her other pictures from this photoshoot:
Just like others, this issue cover managed to spark debates as well. The internet was left in splits. Some loved the fact that they featured a Size 2 beaut on the issue cover and that Vogue has really come a long way.
Oh my, what a beautiful cover photo. Finally, someone who is not a size 2 is shown as the gorgeous women she is!
— Debra Lynn Corbin (@DebbieCorbintoo) September 24, 2020
— Diana McShan (@diaclaybo22) September 26, 2020
They...they didn't do a boobs-up shot of her in a giant coat?! They gave her a gorgeous dress, and a full body shot, properly lit, where she looks wonderful? I'm shocked in a good way!
— Erica Wilkinson (@EverywhereErica) September 24, 2020
While others complained that the plain background and vanilla dressing did not do justice to her beauty.
Some netizens, on the contrary, found Lizzo irrelevant on the issue cover itself.
Give me a break. Y’all acting like she’s Sorjourner Truth. Nothing about Lizzo speaks to black empowerment and eradicating this racism ass system. Parading a non-threatening black woman around ain’t enough...
— MsSL (@MsSL77415984) September 24, 2020
What’s your take on all of this?
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