You can bet that the fashion industry had more than a few thoughts to share upon the release of Kim and Kanye's highly suspected Vogue cover earlier this afternoon. And while Anna Wintour wasted no time in defending her choice: "You may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover," she reportedly states in her editor's letter . "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." The reaction we saw on Twitter — whether it was fans of the image expressing support and excitement or individuals voicing concern for the future of the magazine — remained to be action packed, so much so that we had a feeling Twitter would break again .
First, here's what the cover stars had to say about Vogue's April issue:
This is such a dream come true!!! Thank you @VogueMagazine  for this cover! O M GGGGGG!!! I can't even… http://t.co/CbD5ThUqor 
— Kim Kardashian  (@KimKardashian) March 21, 2014 
#TRILL  Thank you @voguemagazine  http://t.co/C4O8XOeJjS 
— KANYE WEST  (@kanyewest) March 21, 2014 
And next, here's what editors and designers alike are saying:
Outrage over a magazine cover, seriously ? It's only fashion. #voguemagazine 
— steven kolb (@stevenkolb) March 21, 2014 
I don't think Anna "caved" and don't find it offensive. It's the bravest thing American Vogue has done in years.
— Patrik Sandberg (@PatrikSandberg) March 21, 2014 
Seems like a lot of people are bent out of shape because @KimKardashian  is on the cover of @voguemagazine . Is it really that big a deal?
— Brad Goreski (@mrbradgoreski) March 21, 2014 
3. To say that Vogue is somehow too good to put these two on their cover is perpetuating a kind of cultural snobbishness that is soo passé.
— Stella Bugbee (@stellabugbee) March 21, 2014 
"We can be friends now, right?" -a text from Kim Kardashian  to Beyoncé
— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) March 21, 2014 
In honor of Kim and Kanye's @voguemagazine  cover: http://t.co/PjJ6LLlIAt 
— The Cut (@TheCut) March 21, 2014 
I really like this Kanye/Kim cover. Subtle. Well-composed. pic.twitter.com/fjwlNuizTH 
— Lauren Bans (@LaurenBans) March 21, 2014 
that's also gotta b the first hashtag ever on a Vogue cover, right?
— L.A.S (@SartoriallyInc) March 21, 2014 
Ryan Lochte had a cover too. Remember that.
— John Jannuzzi (@johnjannuzzi) March 21, 2014 
Everyone knows what happens when Vogue photographs you in wedding  dresses before the actual wedding. We've all endured the SATC movie.
— Sierra Tishgart (@SierraTishgart) March 21, 2014 
I'm gonna pretend I didn't see the cover of April 2014 issue of US Vogue.
— bryanboy (@bryanboy) March 21, 2014 
anna wintour to the world right now: http://t.co/tcuX7usQXU 
— alex rees (@maybealexislost) March 21, 2014 
Anna Wintour YOU ARE OVER! L
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) March 21, 2014 
Photo courtesy of Vogue