On Thursday, LaineyGossip had a blind item that was axiomatically about Miley Cyrus. It intimated that the 20-year-old had done something to forfeit the December 2013 cover of VOGUE Magazine. It’s a blind, so it mentioned no names. However, there’s basically no way (to me) that it could be about anyone else.
It’s an opportunity that’s been withheld from some of the most famous women in the world. It’s considered a major honour – to make the cover, THAT cover, a cover her predecessors had achieved and one that was being offered to her just as she was moving forward with the next stage in her career. It was to be a big deal.
The photo shoot happened. Everyone was happy with the pictures.
And then, well, she did her thing. She did her thing, for several minutes she did her thing, and the world gasped and they gasped and now those pictures, they might not be on the cover anymore.
They’ve told her that they are reconsidering her cover but that she’ll still show up in the pages, just not on the front page.
For prestige, this is definitely a setback. But for sales? And notoriety? And general headline-worthiness? There haven’t been any losses. It…just might be a couple of years before they ask her again. - Lainey Gossip
It’s days later and I guess the Daily Mail reads Lainey too, because its ‘sources’ are basically saying the same thing (without giving credit to Lainey for breaking the story). ‘Miley Cyrus’s crude dance at the MTV Video Music Awards has cost her the coveted cover slot on American Vogue,’ reports the Mail. ‘Anna found the whole thing distasteful,’ a source says. ‘She decided, based on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction.’ Miley’s got to be LOVING this, though, as she’s got a music video for a s**tty screamed song out on Monday and now she can pretend she’s suffering for her ‘art.’