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Vogue Portugal Stirs Controversy With ‘The Insanity Challenge’ for July/August 2020


Again in April Vogue Portugal caught the wrath of our discussion board members following two “cheesy and tasteless” covers. Now the magazine does it once more. As a part of its mixed July/August version, the title serves up 4 covers for “The Insanity Challenge” with one already pulled from newsstands over its portrayal of psychological sickness. The controversial cowl photographed by Branislav Simoncik depicts a mannequin in a tub with two nurses. The second, much less offensive cowl from Debora Brune reveals mannequin Robina Sommer on a makeshift seashore on the streets of Berlin. Marjan Jonkman seems on the third cowl shot by Alex Blonde, whereas Ricardo Santos captured the fourth and ultimate cowl that includes a portrait of a coronary heart.


A fierce debate erupted on our boards. “Oh, this makes me uncomfortable,” mentioned MON the second the primary cowl (above left) dropped.

Steven Meisel made it vogue. This simply seems uncomfortable,” echoed mikel.

SRank shared the identical sentiment: “Why on earth would you place a canopy like this on a vogue journal with out even attempting to make it trendy? It could nonetheless be open to backlash, however it could come throughout as one thing far more logical and in contact with actuality than simply attempting to make such topic ‘cool’.”

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“First cowl sucks — that’s not a terrific illustration of psychological well being to be trustworthy. And it undoubtedly shouldn’t be on a Vogue cowl of all issues,” proclaimed lauralynn025.

“Cowl one and 4 show simply how backward the individuals are who made them. The final one seems like they’ve borrowed the center prop from a biology classroom. It’s all so literal and contrived and clearly reveals a lack of awareness in terms of psychological well being,” critiqued Benn98.

“Do these editors these days know what Vogue is about?” puzzled MDNA.

Vogue Portugal July/August 2020 : The Madness Issue


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