I'm on a Vogue binge.
This time it's the magazine's March cover. As ever, Vogue wants to be ever so in tune with the liberal Zeitgeist. So right on the cover it says "Women Rule." Shades of Hillary Clinton's "the future is female" speech praising the pink-hatted anti-Trump march on Jan. 21.
Very Zeitgeist-y. And there's more on that cover: a photo of seven gorgeous models, each clearly hailing from a different ethnicity. (The cover girls are: Adwoa Aboah, Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Vittoria Ceretti, Imaan Hammam, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner.) Diversity-can you think of anything more Zeitgeist-y than that? A cover line proclaims it: "The Beauty Revolution: No Norm Is the New Norm."
And the cover story lays it out:
It points to the United States’ identity as a nation of immigrants and its core value, established in the Constitution, of free expression for all.
You can't get more liberal-Zeitgeist-y than that.
Except that–oops!–it turns out that Vogue did something wrong: All the models are beautiful. And beautiful in a supermodel way: slender, long-legged, and high-cheekboned–the kind of shape that shows off designer clothes. And beauty turns out to be a no-no these days. Its standards are so conventional.
Twitchy has collected some tweets:
What does "redefining beauty" mean when you have some of the most overused, most conventional-looking models on your cover?
[A] bunch of lightskin slim women, nothing new here.
This isn't promoting women!!
[T]his is exactly why I don't support Vogue. This is not the "norm."
Back to the drawing boards, Vogue. It's just so hard to keep up with the exacting and ever-shifting standards of the liberal Zeitgeist .