Domestic violence and women rights advocacy groups are up in arms over this latest cover of Vogue Hommes International, which they say provides a ”disturbing” image of “glorifying violence against women as an act of love.”
Four organization leaders are so horrified by the cover, which features Stephanie Seymour being apparently choked model Marlon Teixeira, that they have written to Conde Nast head honcho Si Newhouse and editorial director Thomas Wallace demanding the cover be yanked from New York newsstands.
The four groups consisting of Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Equality Now, and the New York chapter of NOW wrote: “Choking is not a fashion statement, and certainly not something that should be used to sell magazines.”
You can read the entirety of the letter here.
Do you think it should be pulled from the shelves? And should fashion editors be more careful about the images they believe are artsy, but are actually sending out a damaging message to women everywhere?