Kim Kardashian Gets Slammed For Her Vogue India Cover for This Reason

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Kim Kardashian is under fire for her controversial cover of Vogue India‘s March 2018 issue, and this time, the controversy comes with good reason.

While the 27-year-old is celebrating her seventh Vogue cover, the Internet is shaking its head at the photoshoot. Kim shared one of two covers of the mag on Instagram, where she’s seen lying in a bed of flowers wearing a low-cut black gown. The second cover shows KKW covered up in a feminine one-shoulder, fire-red dress.

Many readers have spoken out because they believe a woman of South Asian descent should have graced the cover, not Kim, who is of Armenian descent. One fan pleaded on Twitter, “First Kendall [Jenner], now Kim for Vogue India? Huh we don’t need them, we’ve got enough talented brown models who deserve to be on the cover rather than the Kardashians”.

But we’re just getting started. A preview of the cover shoot sees the mother of three posing on a ledge completely naked with a sheer sequin fabric covering her. In another shot she’s standing wearing a traditional Indian lehenga, a modern-day sari worn by women for special occasions. Fans have also cried cultural appropriation with one user writing, “They’ve had plenty of brown women before but, why is she wearing a lehenga?”

It’s safe to say this Vogue India cover is one that many readers could live without. Meanwhile inside the magazine cover story, Kim dished on a few sibling qualities she’d borrow and take away from each of her family members. So what are their best qualities?

“My brother’s sense of humor,” she said. “Kendall’s sweetness. Khloe’s I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude. Kourtney’s savviness around finances. Kylie’s ability to just go for it and not care what other people’s opinions are. And my mom’s nurturing.”

That’s quite the complimentary list, but there are also a few characteristics she would delete if she could. The blonde wouldn’t get rid of any qualities from Kris Jenner, but would take away Kourt’s stubbornness, Koko’s sensitivity, Kenny’s anxiety, Kylie’s “I don’t care, I know what I’m doing” thing, and Rob’s moodiness.