Readers Slam Harper’s Bazaar’s ‘Out Of Touch’ December Cover

Just over two months after Who magazine mixed up two black models, Australia’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine has sparked a race debate with readers slamming the December issue for being “out of touch” and lacking ethnic and body diversity.

The front cover, which the publication says is a “celebration of Australian beauty”, features five models; Victoria Lee, Alexandra Agoston, Gemma Ward, Georgia Fowler and Indigenous model Charlee Fraser.

A series of comments left under the brand’s latest Instagram post shared on Sunday, accused the magazine of sending the “wrong message to the public” and “reinforcing the dated idea that Australian beauty is young, skinny and white”.