Vogue Kim Kardashian Cover: James Franco & Seth Rogen Spoof 'Kimye' Again

The Vogue cover that features Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has certainly got people talking, and while one might say that the purpose of any magazine cover is to get people talking, so they're more likely to buy the magazine — and that there's no such thing as bad publicity — the April issue of the venerable fashion bible Vogue seems to really get under people's skin.

A long list of journalists and even the occasional celebrity have already expressed their disapproval. Earlier The Inquistr told you how Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Sarah Michelle Gellar was first out the Twitter gate, declaring that she planned to cancel her Vogue subscription. The real news there was that people actually still have magazine subscriptions.

Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke, who never seems to be in a good mood, declared that the Kim Kardashian — Kanye West Vogue issue should "come with a barf bag."

A Buzzfeed correspondent also weighed in, not too favorably.Well, it's a sale, anyway.

Another Twitter user wondered how Kardashian's onetime mentor and pal Paris Hilton might have reacted, seeing as how she never got her own Vogue cover.

One fashion blogger wondered cryptically about the "broader implications" of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, reportedly a friend of Kanye West, choosing to give a cover to "Kimye."It was unclear that that blogger meant, but it could be a reference to the fact that there is actually an interracial couple on the cover of Vogue. The last time an African-American man appeared on the Vogue cover was 2008, when NBA star LeBron James appeared with his arm around model Gisele Bundchen — but that cover was widely criticized for making LeBron and by extension, black men in general, look like "King Kong," exploiting a racially derogatory stereotype.

The same can't be said of Kanye West's appearance on the Vogue cover with his soon-to-be wife Kim Kardashian. If the picture were not on the cover of Vogue it would hardly be controversial or even provocative — except to people with ugly racial prejudices who are, sadly, offended by depictions of interracial relationships.

Vogue cover with Kim Kardashian
Vogue cover featuring Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Perhaps the best comment on the entire Vogue affair, however, came from James Franco and Seth Rogen. The Pineapple Express and Freaks and Geeks co-stars earlier parodied Kanye West's "Bound 2" video, which featured a nude Kim Kardashian appearing to simulate sex on a motorcycle.

But Franco and Rogen can't stop making fun of the "Kimye" couple. Here is their tongue-in-cheek take on the new and weirdly controversial Vogue cover. Enjoy!

Vogue spoof
Vogue cover spoof with James Franco and Seth Rogen.