UPDATE: Sofia Richie has posted to her Instagram account that she loves Alexander Wang and people should learn to take a joke. No change to wackness of using R. Kelly to front the campaign in the first place.
Read the original story below.
Alexander Wang has teased some images on Instagram, showing his work wife, Anna Ewers, smoking and carousing with R. Kelly. According to the caption they’re spring campaign images, which were shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Sometime last night, Sofia Richie stepped into the comments under one of the images and very simply commented, “Fuck YOU and your collection.” Whether Richie is commenting on the choice to include Kelly in the campaign was unclear.
It’s entirely plausible the comment was about Kelly because while yes, he’s made amazing music and has a very dedicated, do-or-die fan base, at the same time there are a significant number of people who can barely stand to hear his music and find him loathsome because they believe the only reason he’s not in jail as a convicted pedophile is because he was somehow able to buy himself out of a conviction.
As you can imagine, Alexander Wang’s comments are in a S.H.A.M.B.L.E.S., dedicated not to how cool and amazing the images are, but rather debating things like Kelly’s guilt or innocence versus Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown, Tyga and other similarly controversial figures.
At the same time, Richie is simultaneously being cheered and dragged with some believing her comment is a criticism of Kelly and others assuming she’s mad because she hasn’t been tapped by Alexander Wang for a campaign.
The plot twist is that Richie followed with a Twitter post that appears to show her and Wang playfully wrestling with a caption that read, “about to be a great couple of days.. starting here..”
It should be noted that Alexander Wang has left the comment stand. As such, it entirely possible it’s all just an elaborate, thirsty prank designed to drum up views, which would be super annoying, but you know what they say about desperate times…
about to be a great couple of days.. starting here.. pic.twitter.com/dnnUbhnvCh
— Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) December 31, 2016