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TODAY   |  March 24, 2014

Kim and Kanye Vogue cover spurs backlash

The latest issue of Vogue magazine featuring Kim Kardashian and her fiancé, Kanye West, is stirring controversy, with some mocking the couple via social media. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

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>> been making headlines. kim kardashian and her fiancee kanye west appear on magazine covers all the time. why is there now such a backlash they have landed the coveted cover of " vogue "? here's kristen dahlgren.

>> reporter: the cover of " vogue ," a fashionista's dream. but for kim kardashian , the cover is bringing controversy.

>> not in a number of years has a " vogue " cover caused this much controversy.

>> as soon as " vogue " revealed the april cover featuring kardashian and fiancee kanye west .

>> sarah michelle gellar tweeting, i guess i'm cancelling my vogue subscription. and while kim was tweeting, this is such a dream come true, other celebrities started poking fun.

>> james franco and seth rogan super imposed. they're no strangers to mocking kimye. remember this spoof? this time, even miss piggy and kermit got in. for kim and kanye , seems the cover was a long time coming. here's kanye back in october on ryan seacrest 's radio show .

>> there's no way kim kardashian shouldn't be on the cover of " vogue ."

>> anna winter denies accusations kanye begged her for the shot. saying in her editor's letter, as for the cover, my opinion is it's charming and touching, and it was, i should add, entirely our idea.

>> many people feel as if the " vogue " cover is the culmination of a life's body of work. you don't think reality star. and you don't think kim kardashian .

>> the issue doesn't hit newsstands until next week. but no matter how you feel about them, kim and kanye might just be living up to that new twitter #worldsmosttalkedabout couple. kristen dahlgren, nbc news.