It looks like U.S. Vogue’s Style Editor-at-Large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis has landed herself in some trouble. Apparently, she is being called “cruel” and “out of touch” solely for posting a certain picture on her Instagram feed.
The editor – who is also German royalty – is receiving all this criticism for sharing a photo on her social media account of a homeless man in Paris flipping through the pages of the Vogue. She had captioned it with:
“Paris is full of surprises....and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!”
The photo garnered immediate reaction from her followers, who called her shameful, tasteless, cruel and other words of similar variety in the comments. Some people, however, came to her defense, saying there was nothing wrong with the photo.
The 32-year-old later deleted the post, but not before defending herself.
“Why cruel? The person to me is as dignified as anyone else!” she wrote in the comments.
Fashionista was the first to notice the post.
“Blonde, pretty and a literal German princess with a taste for luxury, von Thurn und Taxis (often called TNT) was a natural fit for the aspirational fashion mag, but the things she writes, both in Vogue and on social media, often straddle the line between entertaining/aspirational and disturbingly out of touch. On Saturday she crossed that line,” reads the article.
Meanwhile, TNT posted an apology on her Instagram along with a soothing view of the Seine, perhaps in hopes to calm down her enraged fans.
“I wanted to extend my sincerest apologies for the offense my post has caused. Yours truly Elisabeth,” it says.
The editor is the daughter of Germany’s late Prince Johannes von Thurn und Taxis. She became the style editor at U.S. Vogue in 2012.