Vogue’s ode to freedom and Jennifer Lawrence has been taken as an attack on conservatives.
The September issue of the magazine features the actress on the cover in a sleeveless red dress with her back to the water and the Statue of Liberty in the background.
“American Beauty,” the cover reads. “Jennifer Lawrence on love, liberty and the freedom to be herself.”
But the innocuous cover raised the hackles of John Carney, the finance and economics editor of alt-right media outlet Breitbart.
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“We’re going to have to create a full #MAGA shadow cultural industry because the Opposition Media can’t even do fashion without attacking us,” he tweeted Thursday.
“Seriously, I think we could do really well with @BreitbartNews Fashion. Lots of women who would like their fashion without leftism.”
Carney’s criticism comes days after White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller argued that the Emma Lazarus poem at the foot of the Statue of Liberty was added later and does not reflect American values about immigration.
His comments, directed at CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, were in response to legislation backed by President Trump that would cut legal immigration in the U.S. in half with a merit-based entry.
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“If you want the Statue of Liberty to be a non-partisan symbol of America, don’t make her central to your case against immigration reform,” Carney tweeted.
However, Zara Rahim, the Vogue director of communications, said the magazine shot Lawrence’s cover spread in June.
“I’m sorry but I refuse to participate further in a dialogue that perverts the Statue of Liberty,” she tweeted.
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