Vanity Fair México Editorial Director Lourdes Garzón has landed in hot water for allegedly criticizing the Mexican community’s response to Melania Trump’s cover story. The latest issue attracted a swarm of criticism, given that newly-inaugurated “Leader of the Free World” Donald Trump isn’t backing down from building a wall between Mexico and the United States.
In fact, the Republican president put his plan into action on Wednesday (Jan. 25), the same day Mexican officials Luis Videgaray and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal visited the White House to discuss positive relations between the two nations, Remezcla reports.
Melania Trump, la nueva primera dama de los Estados Unidos, es el personaje de la portada de febrero 2017. En un reportaje en donde ella —y gente que la conoce— es entrevistada, se desvela cómo fue el pasado de una intrigante exmodelo que vive al lado de uno de los hombres menos queridos de este planeta. ¿Cómo se enamoró de él? ¿Cómo es su vida juntos? En una sesión de fotos realizada por Douglas Friedman, se capta la esencia de esta mujer que aspira a convertirse en la próxima Jackie Kennedy. Lee un adelanto en vanityfair.mx. Link en bio. | #MelaniaTrump #FirstLady #EstadosUnidos #VanityFairMx
With a focus on Donald and Melania Trump’s love story and wealth, the untimely feature vastly ignores the blazing tension birthed out of bigotry and xenophobia. To add insult to injury, Garzón has been accused of offering an insensitive response to the outcry. “Your Mexican compatriots are such crybabies,” she reportedly wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
— CamiloLara (@camilolara) January 29, 2017
In a statement released online, Vanity Fair México claims that Garzón’s account was hacked and that she was not behind the insulting message, but it appears that there’s no bouncing back from the damage already done.
In today’s edition of “you really can’t make this shit up,” Melania Trump is on the new cover of Mexico Vanity Fair…eating diamonds pic.twitter.com/J5btRodJtb
— John Oursler (@JMOursler) January 28, 2017
— B. Scott (@lovebscott) January 27, 2017
— MPalm (@MarianaOgaz) January 27, 2017
The wife of a man that calls Mexicans “rapists” is on the cover of Vanity Fair Mexico. https://t.co/qWbiJzkXlS
— Scarrie Bradshaw (@MizzouMonster) January 27, 2017