Vogue slammed for publishing ‘big booty’ article
In the article, entitled “Booty,” the magazine described a cultural history of women’s backsides.
International fashion and lifestyle magazine Vogue sparked controversy this week after it published an article praising larger women’s derrieres, UK daily The Independent reported on Monday.
In the article, which was aimed at creating a buzz around Jennifer Lopez’s new album, entitled “Booty,” the magazine described a cultural history of women’s backsides.
“For years it was exactly the opposite; a large butt was not something one aspired to, rather something one tried to tame in countless exercise classes,” the article, which was published on Wednesday, said.
“The booty has traditionally been shunned...Perhaps we have Jennifer Lopez to thank (or blame?) for sparking the booty movement,” it added.
The article’s author, Patricia Garcia, also discussed other famous celebrities known for their larger-than-average bottoms, including Kim Kardashian, Iggy Azalea and Rose McGowan.
The article sparked controversy among social media users, claiming that the popularity of larger bottoms had been stolen from “black culture.”
Responding to the hashtag #VogueArticles, one Twitter user wrote: “How the World critiques Black culture then Steals it and claims it as their own”
In a mockery of the article, another Twitter user wrote: “How Angelina Jolie made big lips a trend #VogueArticles,” while another said: “#Vogue suddenly realizes big butts are a thing, credits white people.”