13,000 Petitioners Are Angry With What Vogue Magazine Said About Cara Delevingne
The iconic fashion magazine Vogue has come under fire after referring to Cara Delevingne's sexuality as a "phase".
In a recent interview with the publication, Cara opened up about her relationship with girlfriend St. Vincent.
The author of the article in question wrote: "Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct."
The comments have been met with outrage and the editor in chief, Anna Wintour, has been called upon to make an apology for the insensitive handling of Cara's sexuality.
The petition for an apology already has 13,000 signatures after receiving support in the UK, Netherlands, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.
The Care2 petition states: "The idea that queer women only form relationships with other women as a result of childhood trauma is a harmful (and false) stereotype that lesbian and bisexual women have been combating for decades.
"People are quick to assume queer women's identities are a 'phase' and to refuse to recognize the important relationships in their lives — an attitude which can cause depression, result in families rejecting their daughters (or forcing them into abusive conversion 'therapy'), and even put young women at risk of suicide."
Many of those who have signed the petition have added comments conveying their disappointment with the article.
Michelle Sorenson wrote: "As a longtime subscriber to Vogue, I am very disappointed in the lack of empathy and care that Rob Haskell shows in his interview with Cara Delevingne.
"Vogue has made efforts to support the LGBT community; however, allowing this article to go to print makes me question how sincere this support is on their behalf."