Breitbart Editor Picks Fight With Vogue Magazine Over Statue of Liberty Cover
The cover features Jennifer Lawrence posing in front of the monument to America's open borders.
A Breitbart writer is up in arms over Vogue's September cover.
John Carney, who runs the right-leaning website's finance and economics coverage, took to Twitter to claim that the fashion bible is "attacking" his politics.
"We're going to have to create a full #MAGA shadow cultural industry because the Opposition Media can't even do fashion without attacking us," he wrote alongside a screenshot of Vogue's cover starring Jennifer Lawrence in front of the Statue of Liberty.
Carney claims that Vogue's decision to include the Statue of Liberty — a symbol of freedom and an iconic figure that welcomes immigrants when they first arrive to America — is a veiled commentary on Donald Trump's restrictive immigration policy. "It's clearly an allusion to our current immigration debate, taking the #poemlaw side," Carney responded to a Washington Examiner reporter.
The reaction by leftists to my criticism of Vogue's cover is all the proof you need about its political content.— John Carney (@carney) August 10, 2017
If you want the Statue of Liberty to be a non-partisan symbol of America, don't make her central to your case against immigration reform.— John Carney (@carney) August 10, 2017
Damn. You guys are right. The Weaponization of the Statue of Liberty against immigration reform is a figment of my imagination. pic.twitter.com/KZnhbzQ6gn— John Carney (@carney) August 10, 2017
Carney even went on to suggest a fashion section for Breitbart, to which some of his followers responded with a photo of Donald Trump's taped up red tie and an image of Steve Bannon with the words "Not exactly GQ material."
Seriously, I think we could do really well with @BreitbartNews Fashion. Lots of women who would like their fashion without leftism.— John Carney (@carney) August 10, 2017
Breitbart fashion: Ties so long they extend all the way to Moscow. pic.twitter.com/OVrvcG9kPn— Sing For Your Supper (@louminatto) August 10, 2017
yes, Breitbart Fashion could go toe-to-toe with GQ pic.twitter.com/ONSbPCrVl8— Adam Beilman (@AdamBeilman) August 10, 2017
The Vogue cover, which was released Wednesday, comes on the heels of Trump proposing a law last week to cut the number of immigrants admitted to the U.S.
Despite Carney's claims, Vogue director of communications Zara Rahim responded to him to say that the cover was actually photographed in June.
we shot this in June buddy.— Zara Rahim (@zara915) August 10, 2017
In response Carney, wrote back to Rahim.
A) I was teasing about the left's insistence that it's a symbol of open immigration. B) But when did you choose it as the cover?— John Carney (@carney) August 10, 2017
For Rahim's part, she declared she was done engaging with Carney.
I'm sorry but I refuse to participate further in a dialogue that perverts the Statue of Liberty.— Zara Rahim (@zara915) August 10, 2017