Earlier, when fans had heard that Sushant Singh Rajput will be working on a project with world-renowned model Kendall Jenner for Vogue India, it was the best news ever. To have the Indian actor pose with one of the Kardashian-Jenners was something one would only deem incredible. However, it was when the photoshoot was released that Indians started to get furious.
Kendall’s face and crooked back pasted on the cover of Vogue India’s Collector’s Edition issue irked most, if not all. The photo shoot was intended for the 10th anniversary of Vogue India but, the fashion magazine decided to go with an American model’s face for it.
People have argued that since the shoot was meant to celebrate 10 years of Vogue in India, the face of the magazine should have been an Indian one as opposed to one that has been synonymous with controversy, of late.
Ignoring the more prominent Indian faces like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, the fashion magazine chose to go with a white face. “I am utterly disappointed in this Vogue India anniversary cover. There are so many deserving Indian models that should’ve got it,” wrote one Twitter user.
I am utterly disappointed in this Vogue India anniversary cover. There are so many deserving Indian models that should’ve got it. pic.twitter.com/GvVp0jxazq
— M.(@MEENAVOGUEE) May 3, 2017
WHY THE HELL IS KENDALL JENNER THE FACE OF VOGUE INDIA. THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL INDIAN WOMEN OUT THERE AND YOU CHOOSE HER?!?!?!?!
— Lajja Majmundar (@lajja_majmundar) May 3, 2017
Vogue India’s 10th anniversary and KENDALL JENNER is on the cover damn if they had trouble finding an INDIAN I would’ve done it for free???
— Natasha (@heeeyitstasha) May 4, 2017
Vogue India: we’ve completed 10 years in India!
Vogue India: we need to celebrate India!
Vogue India: let’s put Kendall Jenner on the cover!
— Peglet (@PedestrianPoet) May 4, 2017
Not just Indians, even people from other nations have questioned why Vogue India felt the need to place a white face on their cover.
Vogue India???? put Kendall Jenner???? on their 10 year anniversary cover?????????? pic.twitter.com/3zDVj8nTbI
— kaya (@kaya_simon) May 4, 2017
I wish that Vogue India would have chosen an Indian model to be on the cover for their 10th anniversary issue rather than Kendall Jenner.
— Em (@Emilykavka) May 4, 2017
Didn’t realize Priyanka Chopra, Deepika, Neelam Gill, and all other Indian models had died for Candle to replace emhttp://t.co/nOldV1qVnc
— eemi (@eemanabbasi) May 3, 2017
wish vogue india put someone else on their 10th anniversary cover instead of kendall jenner
— simran (@Simisear_) May 3, 2017
Why is Kendall Jenner on the cover for Vogue India when india literally has some of the prettiest models?
— emma (@itsemmakay) May 3, 2017
WHO THE HELLLLLLLL THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO PUT KENDALL JENNER PEPSI QUEEN ON THE COVER OF VOGUE INDIA IM HEATED
— Aliyah Z. S. (@all_o_ya) May 4, 2017
By association, people are trolling Kendall Jenner. Recently, the 21-year-old model was the centre of another controversy regarding a commercial for beverage brand Pepsi.
I can’t believe Kendall Jenner went all the way to India to get physical therapy for her back pain pic.twitter.com/24ZkwIMmWX
— jonathan frandzone (@NotAllBhas) May 3, 2017
Finally revealed: Kendall Jenner had come to India for her lower back pain treatment. pic.twitter.com/lM8saPnrWf
— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) May 3, 2017