This story is a number of days previous, however it’s nonetheless value discussing due to what I imagine to be a wonderful high-level troll being carried out by journal editors. That is the brand new cowl of Vainness Truthful Mexico – Melania Trump smiling, sporting diamonds, and about to tuck into a giant bowl of knickknack. That is the story behind the picture: Vainness Truthful Mexico purchased a inventory picture of Melania, taken from a shoot she did in December 2011 for Philadelphia Type journal. The precise textual content of VF Mexico article is simply repurposed quotes from Melania’s interview with GQ final 12 months (the place she denied having a boob job). GQ and VF are each Conde Nast properties, and worldwide editions typically re-run interviews and editorials executed with the American magazines. Nonetheless, VF Mexico’s editors wished to poke on the Trumps, they usually went out of their method to take action, making Melania seem like a clueless, privileged Marie Antoinette determine.
That’s how I took it – as a high-level troll aimed toward mocking the Trumps. However different folks took it in another way, in Mexico and America. They thought VF Mexico was simply doing their half to normalize the Trumps, particularly given a very fraught second when Emperor Child Fists remains to be doing every part to disrespect and bully our neighbors and allies. When VF Mexico’s editorial director Lourdes Garzon was criticized for the Melania cowl, she reportedly tweeted: “You Mexican compatriots are such crybabies.” Later, VF Mexico claimed that her Twitter had been hacked and now nobody is aware of what’s happening with VF Mexico. Like, did they do that cowl for-real, with no hidden (and hilarious) agenda?
Seth Meyers had a humorous tackle this:
Cowl courtesy of Vainness Truthful Mexico, images courtesy of Getty.