Beyonce’s mom Tina Knowles is calling out Vogue for its lack of diversity.
Sharing a photo of British Vogue‘s editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, to her Instagram page, Knowles wrote, “Kudos to this wonderful man, Mr. Edward Enningful! Editor of British Vogue for boldly putting our beautiful activists on the cover!”
Knowles called out American Vogue‘s lack of diversity, taking a shot at Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour: “When will American Vogue step up and hire more Black photographers for cover shoots? We’re waiting…”
Knowles’ post comes just days after Enninful unveiled British Vogue‘s September cover, featuring Black activists on the cover.
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Introducing #BritishVogue’s September 2020 issue, featuring a special fold-out cover starring 20 inspirational activists dedicated to making a change. First up: model and activist @AdwoaAboah, who has used her visibility to change perceptions around mental health, most notably through her platform @GurlsTalk, and international footballer and child poverty campaigner @MarcusRashford, who recently used his platform to lobby the government to fund free school meals for vulnerable children. From those tackling systemic racism to disability discrimination and domestic abuse, gender inequality to the climate crisis, in the new issue, @AfuaHirsch meets the activists determined to make a difference the world over. Swipe to see the full cover and read the full story at the link in bio. #VogueHope Featuring: @MarcusRashford @AdwoaAboah Second cover, from top left: @Meenals_World @TamikaDMallory @RizAhmed @JanetMock Professor Angela Davis Jane Elliott Alice Wong @Disability_Visibility @IJesseWilliams @JoanSmalls Third cover, from top left: @ReniEddoLodge Yvette Williams @OfficialJ4G @IAmPatrickHutchinson @OsopePatrisse @ClaraAmfo @BerniceAKing @JanayaTheFuture @FDwyer1980 Brittany Packnett Cunningham @MsPackyetti #MarcusRashford wearing @R13, @AColdWall & @Churchs and #AdwoaAboah wearing @Fenty, @Martine_Rose, @LockHatters, @Osoi_Official & @SLJLondon, photographed by @MisanHarriman and styled by @ItsDWallace, with hair by @EarlSimms2 and make-up by @CeliaBurtonMakeUp. With additional cover photography by @PhilipDanielDucasse, @KingTexas, @ChriseanRose, @EddieH__ and @KidNoble.
Knowles’ comments mirror former Vogue contributor André Leon Talley’s response to Anna Wintour’s #BlackLivesMatter statement: “The statement came out of the space of white privilege. And I want to say one thing, Anna Wintour is a colonial broad… a colonial dame. She comes from Britain, she’s part of an environment of colonialism. She is entitled. And I do not think she will do anything to let anything get in the way of her white privilege.”
In 2018, Talley was replaced as Vogue‘s Met Gala red carpet host in 2018 by YouTuber Liza Koshy.