Kendall Jenner is Vogue India's 10th anniversary cover and some people can't believe it

Bridie Pearson-Jones
Thursday 04 May 2017 16:15
Picture:(Vogue / Twitter)

Kendall Jenner, supermodel of the world and proud member of the Kardashian Klan is the star cover star of the 10th Anniversary Special Collector's issue of Vogue India.

In February, many of the star's fan were wondering why she was in Jaipur - now they know, and they're very disappointed.

While Kendall looks incredible and photographer, Mario Testino, did an amazing job shooting in a very regal palace, people are calling out the fact that a magazine celebrating 10 years of Indian culture should feature and Indian cover star.

Critics are arguing that Vogue India has reaffirmed Western standards of beauty, instead of opting for diversity, and using a model that has 'no connection to Indian culture' and controversially wore a binidi to Coachella.

It's not the first time Vogue has taken a backlash for using white models. Karlie Kloss took part in a Geisha-themed shoot for Vogue US in February, and Gigi Hadid was the cover star of the inaugural Vogue Arabia.

While there were Indian actors and models starring in this issue, including Katrina Kaif and Sushant Singh Rajput, the fact that Jenner was on the cover instead of them has become a sore point with Twitter users.

It's a the latest in a bad year for Jenner, who recently starred in a "tone-deaf" advert where she stopped a protest with a can of Pepsi.

She's also received backlash for being the face of Fyre Festival, a luxury festival in the Bahamas that didn't go to plan...

On a more positive note, Mario Testino is selling 500 signed prints from the shoot. All of the funds for which will go to charity Girls Rising India which helps young girls in India get access to education.

Indy100 has reached out to Vogue India for comment

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