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Vogue Apologizes After Backlash From Kendall Jenner Photo Shoot

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Vogue released a statement on Tuesday to apologize for Kendall Jenner’s photo shoot after backlash from social media users.

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Some accused the magazine of cultural appropriation, while others defended the hairstyle.

Vogue told E! News, “The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the ’60s and the early ’70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras,” the statement reportedly read. “We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it.”

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Fifteen years and 150 finalists later, the @CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund prize has created global stars, local heroes, a must-watch New York Fashion Week, and, most important, a true sense of community among designers of all ages and backgrounds—all with differing aesthetic and commercial aspirations—who communicate, collaborate, and essentially care for one another through the fun and not-so-fun times. Laura Vassar Brock—one of the founders of 2016 #CVFF winner Brock Collection—says, “We spoke to a few friends who had gone through it, and they all said the same thing: that the Fashion Fund is a life-changing experience. And indeed it was!” Tap the link in our bio to learn more. Photographed by @mikaeljansson, styled by @tonnegood, Vogue, November 2018

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This is not the first time Jenner received backlash. In 2017, she starred in a Pepsi commercial that got pulled after people found it to be insensitive and tone-deaf. The ad was intended to support the Black Lives Matter movement, but caused quite a frenzy on social media.

What do you think about Jenner’s recent photo shoot? Do you think the magazine needed to apologize?