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Vogue Editor In Hot Water Over Offensive Photo On Instagram

| by Dominic Kelly

Vogue's style editor is coming under fire for an Instagram post showing what appears to be a homeless person reading a copy of the popular magazine.

According to reports, Vogue Style Editor Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis took to Instagram to share a photo of a homeless person sitting on a sidewalk in Paris reading a copy of the fashion publication.

"Paris is full of surprises....and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!" von Thurn und Taxis wrote on Instagram. 

Almost immediately, the editor's followers blasted her for what they said was an insensitive post.

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"I think this photo was taken in poor taste," one user wrote. "Shame on you."

Von Thurn und Taxis responded to the criticism, asking her followers why they felt it was cruel and making clear that she didn't mean anything bad by it.

"Why cruel? The person to me is as dignified as anyone else!" the Vogue editor wrote.

Despite her defense, others continued to blast the style editor for her photo and comment.

"The things she writes, both in Vogue and on social media, often straddle the line between entertaining/aspirational and disturbingly out of touch," Fashionista Magazine reportedly wrote. "On Saturday she crossed that line."

Von Thurn und Taxis has reportedly been with Vogue since 2012.

Do you think the Vogue editor's Instagram post was wrong?

Sources: Daily Mail, CNN / Photo Source: Daily Mail, Zimbio