This tiny house in Leitrim took just €25,000 – and 50 days – to build
This tiny house in Leitrim took just €25,000 – and 50 days – to build

IMAGE Interiors & Living

Ireland’s Rachael Blackmore becomes first female jockey to ever win the Grand National
Ireland’s Rachael Blackmore becomes first female jockey to ever win the Grand National

Sarah Finnan

What’s on this week: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April
What’s on this week: Monday 12 – Friday 16 April

Holly O'Neill

Get back to the great outdoors with these top tips for hiking safely in Ireland
Get back to the great outdoors with these top tips for hiking safely in Ireland

Lauren Heskin

How can you use an MBA to accelerate your career?
How can you use an MBA to accelerate your career?

IMAGE

Working from home tips and tricks, as recommended by IMAGE readers
Working from home tips and tricks, as recommended by IMAGE readers

Katie Byrne

This daily routine has been proven to lower stress levels
This daily routine has been proven to lower stress levels

Shayna Sappington

Image / Editorial

People Are Angry About Vogue’s Cara Delevingne Interview


by Jeanne Sutton
26th Jun 2015
blank

cara delvingne paper towns

So, this month’s US Vogue is gaining all sorts of traction for its interview with cover star Cara Delevingne. In the interview, the model-slash-actress opens up about her life and how there were times she felt close to suicide early on her career.

She even opened up about her mother Pandora’s battle with heroin addiction and how that affected her upbringing. However, the part of the article that is attracting all the media attention is Cara’s comments on her sexuality. The model is currently dating the singer St. Vincent after being linked to various celebrities, male and female, in recent years.

The Paper Towns actress speaks about coming out as bisexual, and how she struggled with the label. The writer of the piece, Rob Haskells, is facing an onslaught of internet ire for the language he uses when describing Cara’s sexuality, especially for this snippet: ?Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct?.

o-CARA-DELEVINGNE-VOGUE-900

It’s a bit of a weird insert after Cara spoke so openly and said heartfelt things like, ?It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognised that I had to accept it? and ?I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days. And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.?

Naturally people, including members of the LGBTQ community, are upset that a Vogue writer decided to dismiss an intrinsic part of someone in a matter of words. Over 13,000 people have signed an online petition asking Anna Wintour to issue an apology. The Daily Mail reports that signatures from countries like The Netherlands and Azerbaijan number among the 13,000. The petition’s author Julie Rodriguez wrote: ?People are quick to assume queer women’s identities are a ‘phase’ and to refuse to recognize the important relationships in their lives – an attitude which can cause depression, result in families rejecting their daughters (or forcing them into abusive conversion ‘therapy’), and even put young women at risk of suicide.?Vogue?should have taken this opportunity to combat negative stereotypes, not reinforce them.?

Do you think people have a right to be majorly pissed off about this?

Daily Mail

Also Read

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost,...

By Amanda Kavanagh

Taylor Swift
EDITORIAL
I was not a fan of Taylor Swift. Then I watched her documentary

The documentary Miss Americana has shown a different side to...

By Edaein OConnell

blank
EDITORIAL
Here’s how you can watch a new short film starring Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal fans, this one is for you… A 14-minute...

By Jennifer McShane

Monica Lewinsky
RELATIONSHIPS
Monica Lewinsky will soon get to talk of scandal on her terms

It was on this day, January 17th, 1998, when news...

By Jennifer McShane

blank
HEALTH & WELLNESS
The trickle of information from the Government on restrictions has made a grim situation so much worse

By Amanda Cassidy

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

Rosanna Davidson and her twin boys
premium REAL-LIFE STORIES, PARENTHOOD
Rosanna Davidson: ‘I had sort of accepted that I was a girl who couldn’t have a baby herself’

For Mother's Day Lia Hynes sits down with Rosanna Davidson, whose exceptional journey into motherhood has given many hope.

By Lia Hynes

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Social media’s obsession with filtering faces is a form of self-gaslighting’

By Amanda Cassidy