The Vogue cover featuring Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ignited controversy, and it appears it also spurred magazine sales.
According to Radaronline.com, the April 2014 edition of the magazine is about to set an all-time sales mark. A source says it is projected to sell nearly 500,000 copies, breaking the record of 355,000 copies currently held by the March 2013 Beyonce cover edition. The next most popular edition of the magazine was the April 2013 issue featuring Michelle Obama on the cover which sold 293,000 copies.
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour was widely criticized for placing the couple on the cover, but now the bottom line is justifying her choice. In defending her decision, she previously said, “As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue‘s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”
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