The only reason why this cover is going to gain positive feedback is Kate Moss' huge fan base. I don’t want to offend anyone but at the moment liking Moss is kind of stylish. I am not even going to indulge and comment about the fact of overusing her. I would personally use someone new or less scandalous. We know what Kate can do and cannot but it feels like in this conservative society they are prepared to forgive her anything but let’s not forget about ‘the tall poppy’ syndrome that happens a lot. The axe might not be that far.
I said what I thought about Grand she is completely desperate...
The idea of attracting readers or marketing ideas with shocking fashion images became seriously overused and boring. People who will struggle to accept this idea don’t give a monkey about fashion, models and especially, LOVE. If the only purpose is to sell then it becomes cheap and worse, manipulative which I believe is seriously wrong.
What does this image is trying to imply or what does it incur? OMG the straight woman is kissing a transgendered model, WOW! And?! If they are trying to imply the idea of liberal sex, I could not be happier but at the same time they should have bothered to execute the idea in more natural terms rather than offering this ridiculously unreal kiss. More importantly, they should have tried to remove the shocking value because it works against the idea of so called ‘normality’ and suggests that this image is shocking.
My conclusion is the following:
A desperate attempt of gaining popularity through manipulating with homosexual images.