Monday, 9 March 2015

Vogue Editor Apologizes After Posting a Picture of a Homeless Reader During Paris Fashion Week

Over the weekend, Vogue style editor at large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis apparently found it funny that she crossed paths with a homeless woman reading the very magazine she works for on the streets of Paris. So much so that the German princess (no really, she's actual royalty) decided to snap a shot and post it to her Instagram with the caption:  "Paris is full of surprises...and @Voguemagazine readers in unexpected corners!"

Not surprisingly, the post earned very few double taps and a lot of outrage commenters. "This photo is cruel and in really poor taste," one follower wrote while another added "Shame on you."

And yet, TNT (a nickname for the 32-year-old fashionista) still didn't get it. She even replied to the complaints by writing: "Why cruel? The person to me is as dignified as anyone else!"

Though, apparently someone must have explained it to her because just a little while later the photo was deleted from her account. Shortly after that the London-based editor uploaded an image of the Seine river with the caption: "I wanted to extend my sincerest apologies for the offense my post has caused. Yours truly Elisabeth."

As for Maryse Dumas, the homeless woman caught in the middle of this social media controversy, she says her situation is "no joke."


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