The Year’s Most Controversial Magazine Covers: 2014

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Then, two months later, again! The Vogue brand sullied with “downmarket” Kim Kardashian on the cover, Kanye behind her. This controversy was just mostly hilarious, as it was rumored that Wintour was like “Kim is just not Vogue” but her good friend Kanye was begging her and it finally happened. Despite having the #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple on the cover, sales were pretty much at par, or even less than usual — hardly the blockbuster expected. Which is why in November, Wintour was obliquely shading the choice, saying: “I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us.”