It’s been nearly a week since Vogue announced its April cover starsKim Kardashian and Kanye West — and now that he’s had a chance to gather his thoughts, Carson put in his two cents on the whole controversy this morning.

Carson hasn’t always been the Kardashians’ biggest cheerleader, to say the least, but he took a decidedly diplomatic position on Vogue’s decision to feature the reality TV star.

“Knee jerk answer? Don’t care because I’m a guy,” he said. “It’s just not something that impacts me in my daily life.”

Carson was far more outraged when Rolling Stone put Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Bomber, on its cover a few months ago. He felt it glamorized the alleged terrorist, giving him a spot normally reserved for rock stars.

“It’s about choices that magazines make and I think that Rolling Stone, they made the wrong choice. Vogue, I don’t know if there’s a right or wrong answer there. I certainly don’t harbor the same passion or opinion as I did about Rolling Stone because I thought it was disgraceful to all of us as Americans.”

But does Kardashian deserve the same publicity as an Oscar-winning actress or top fashion model? Carson tried to relate with both sides of the story:

“I can certainly understand how some girls are upset because, you know, you don’t like Kim K. really anyway because she came out from a sex tape and reality TV has propelled her into the same sort of atmosphere that has historically taken movie stars to that much attention and that much money and that much success, you know, but it is 2014. It’s a new world now. The cream rises to the top in many different ways, so it is what it is.”

“Is the other side of the coin, just be happy for her?” he asked aloud. “Girlfriend’s on the cover of Vogue. Awesome. Good for her. If it was you would you turn it down? I don’t know, I guess I see it both ways.”

At the end of the day, Carson acknowledged that it’s just a magazine cover and there’s no reason to get all wound up about it.

“I feel like I’m giving a lecture or something. I hope it doesn’t come off that way. I don’t want to be preachy. I’m just giving my two cents on it.”

  • Do you think Vogue made the right choice putting Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover? Sound off below in the comments section.

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles


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