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Twitter Shames Vogue’s ‘Diverse’ March Cover For Not Being ‘Inclusive’ Enough

”Vogue is ‘democratizing fashion’ by not including a single woman darker than a paper bag in an ‘inclusive’ spread,“ tweeted one user

Vogue’s March cover bears the words “Modern American Woman” and features seven models of different ethnic backgrounds. Still, the cover is being slammed on Twitter for not being “inclusive” and “diverse” enough.

“The cover should’ve been more inclusive w/variety of skin tones,sizes,heights & ages,as well as more diversity every month,” tweeted one person.

“What does ‘redefining beauty’ mean when you have some of the most overused, most conventional-looking models on your cover?” tweeted another.

Many users have taken issue with how plus-sized model Ashley Graham is featured in the shot: while models Liu Wen, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti all have their arms wrapped around each other, Graham is pictured clad in black with her hand on her thigh. Some also accused Hadid’s hand of being photoshopped to cover Graham’s stomach.

“Wow, they really made her put her arm down. God forbid we see an actual leg-sized leg on the cover of Vogue,” one woman wrote on Twitter. Another added: “so they have ashley graham on the vogue cover but they’re hiding her body to make her appear skinnier smh.”

Vogue has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

The backlash has caused Graham to defend the cover. On Instagram, she responded to a comment, saying, “I chose to pose like that… No one told me to do anything.”

See more of the critical tweets below: