When Anna Wintour explained why Kim and Kanye were featured on the cover of Vogue in 2014, she gave what some thought was a backhanded compliment. The Vogue editor said:
"The first celebrity that I put on the cover of Vogue was Madonna, and that was considered completely controversial at that time, too. . . . I think if we just remain deeply tasteful and just put deeply tasteful people on the cover, it would be a rather boring magazine! Nobody would talk about us. It's very important that people do talk about us."