Posted under a photo of English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith, the caption on the Vogue Beauty Instagram page read, “With this summer marking the 50th anniversary of the Manson family murders and the tragic death of Sharon Tate, the catalyst for the ‘60s revival is a surprise to no one. Tap the link in our bio to see how five It girls have modernized vintage looks.”
The post, which has since been removed from Instagram, linked to an article titled “From Lucy Boynton to Jorja Smith, Here’s How It Girls Are Embracing the ’60s Beauty Revival.” The story, which features a collection of actresses sporting the winged eyeliner and bouffant hair trend that Tate helped popularize, cites the upcoming premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood as inspiration. The movie, which co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a TV star and his stunt double in 1969 Los Angeles, features actress Margot Robbie in a small role as Tate.
Soon after the photo and caption were posted, commenters began to chime in, with some referencing other gory historical moments.
Woo some summer intern about to get fired— Mistress Matisse (@mistressmatisse) July 21, 2019
Actually went and looked this up to see if it was real and it bloody is https://t.co/rVZGTMIwjQ— Seb Patrick (@sebpatrick) July 21, 2019
Can’t wait for the Vogue Beauty IG apology. Either a rogue SM employee or tone deaf brand. pic.twitter.com/PDMmMLi582— Scott C. (@Kilo1899) July 21, 2019
Jim Jones glasses set for hot return this summer xx pic.twitter.com/09FN9njoWp— Clint Dixon (@ClintDixon01) July 21, 2019
"Thanks to the anniversary of the Zeebrugge disaster, this season's fashions have a jaunty nautical theme" https://t.co/A6X07YiS0K— Eddie Robson (@EddieRobson) July 21, 2019
No, no. It’s bad enough to use an average looking serial killer to sell a movie, a sexual predator to sell a West End show & now this for fashion looks? That’s really what you want to put out into the world as part of Vogue Beauty? Because what? Those involved wore kaftans? https://t.co/0mIORLnQ4y— Nicola Schofield (@NicSchofie) July 21, 2019
Ok um wow. This lot are 'marking the anniversary' of the brutal slaying of Sharon Tate & others by Manson cult members - with umm 'throwback fashion'. Wonder how they will mark the Sept11 anniversary - new eyebrow plucking methods ? #Tacky ##carollopezreid #voguebeauty #Vapid https://t.co/b1VAFK7hou— Karina (@Karina_Melbs) July 21, 2019
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