Tina Knowles decided that she would take time out of her day to slap at Anna Wintour‘s frosty edges. The Queen Mother of Beyoncé brought Anna up in an Instagram post calling out Vogue for not being diverse enough. While hyping the Editor of British Vogue Edward Enninful for his diverse choices, Tina wondered why the American edition didn’t have nearly the same level of diversity. Leave Anna alone! She took a coronavirus pay cut! The woman must be broke and living out of her Birkins by now! How can we kick her when she’s down?
The Blast says that Tina praised Edward for putting Black activists on the cover of British Vogue’s September issue. If you know anything about fashion magazines you know that “September is the January in fashion.” That shit’s important. So using the biggest cover of the year to feature Black activists is a big deal, and Tina pointed that out to Anna in case she hadn’t noticed.
And here’s the cover:
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Introducing #BritishVogue’s September 2020 issue, featuring a special fold-out cover starring 20 inspirational activists dedicated to making a change. First up: model and activist @AdwoaAboah, who has used her visibility to change perceptions around mental health, most notably through her platform @GurlsTalk, and international footballer and child poverty campaigner @MarcusRashford, who recently used his platform to lobby the government to fund free school meals for vulnerable children. From those tackling systemic racism to disability discrimination and domestic abuse, gender inequality to the climate crisis, in the new issue, @AfuaHirsch meets the activists determined to make a difference the world over. Swipe to see the full cover and read the full story at the link in bio. #VogueHope Featuring: @MarcusRashford @AdwoaAboah Second cover, from top left: @Meenals_World @TamikaDMallory @RizAhmed @JanetMock Professor Angela Davis Jane Elliott Alice Wong @Disability_Visibility @IJesseWilliams @JoanSmalls Third cover, from top left: @ReniEddoLodge Yvette Williams @OfficialJ4G @IAmPatrickHutchinson @OsopePatrisse @ClaraAmfo @BerniceAKing @JanayaTheFuture @FDwyer1980 Brittany Packnett Cunningham @MsPackyetti #MarcusRashford wearing @R13, @AColdWall & @Churchs and #AdwoaAboah wearing @Fenty, @Martine_Rose, @LockHatters, @Osoi_Official & @SLJLondon, photographed by @MisanHarriman and styled by @ItsDWallace, with hair by @EarlSimms2 and make-up by @CeliaBurtonMakeUp. With additional cover photography by @PhilipDanielDucasse, @KingTexas, @ChriseanRose, @EddieH__ and @KidNoble.
Anna has commented internally about the racial issues over at Vogue. It was amazing to read about how Anna felt there weren’t enough Black employees at the magazine which she has been in charge of since 1988. But if Anna needs some advice on Black fashion she could always reach out to Tina since Beyoncé tore shit up in Black Is King, so she could connect them. Although if Andre Leon Talley is telling the truth about icebox Anna, she won’t even compute that she was called out since she can’t process human emotions. But does Anna even deserve all of this criticism? I mean, Anna put Scarlett Johansson on the cover and she’s a transgender tree! That’s very diverse!