Vogue is under fire for racism after featuring model Karlie Kloss in its “Diversity Issue” dressed as a Geisha. This comes just day after the publication was heavily criticized after allegedly retouching the cover of its latest issue to make plus size model Ashley Graham look thinner.

The photo shoot took place in Japan where Kloss was posed in a kimono. On the cover, the magazine features Chinese model Liu Wen, which has drawn question as to why an Asian model wasn’t used for the Japanese themed story within the magazine.

The images quickly received backlash via Twitter and other social media platforms, expressing distaste and underlining a theme of cultural appropriation and exclusiveness in what was supposed to be an inclusive “Diversity Issue.”

On the other hand, while Vogue has come under fire, Teen Vogue has been praised for its political coverage and recent shift toward social issues, identity, and activism. See what Twitter’s saying below.



Here you go, Gene.