Back in April Vogue Portugal caught the wrath of our forum members following two “tacky and tasteless” covers. Now the mag does it again. As part of its combined July/August edition, the title serves up four covers for “The Madness Issue” with one already pulled from newsstands over its portrayal of mental illness. The controversial cover photographed by Branislav Simoncik depicts a model in a bathtub with two nurses. The second, less offensive cover from Debora Brune shows model Robina Sommer on a makeshift beach on the streets of Berlin. Marjan Jonkman appears on the third cover shot by Alex Blonde, while Ricardo Santos captured the fourth and final cover featuring a portrait of a heart.


A fierce debate erupted on our forums. “Oh, this makes me uncomfortable,” said MON the moment the first cover (above left) dropped.

“Steven Meisel made it fashion. This…

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