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Here’s Why Nicki Minaj’s Cover Of Harper’s Bazaar Russia Is Problematic

‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness is criticizing Nicki Minaj for appearing in Harper’s Bazaar Russia.


‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness (the one with the fierce long hair) is criticizing Nicki Minaj for appearing in Harper’s Bazaar Russia.


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I think some times Nicki’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t, but this time I think JVN made some valid points.

He’s pointing out that Nicki, who has a large following of gay fans (dare I say the majority?), appears on a Russian magazine despite their inhumane treatment towards people in the LGBTQ community.


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“Russia has anti LGBTQIA propaganda laws, Chechnya supported by Russia tortures it’s LGBTQIA citizens, & w your LGBTQ+ fans you can’t even speak to that in this interview bc it’s illegal in Russia, what’s good @NICKIMINAJ , this should’ve been a hard pass,” he wrote on Twitter.

Fans were quick to point out that other famous faces have appeared on Harper’s Bazaar Russia as well. It made no difference.


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I agree with Netflix bestie. It comes off as tone deaf, and considering there are countless other magazines Nicki could have posed for… this was not the move.

See what’s good below:



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