Elle magazine Australia has come under fire from critics for playing down the June issue which features model Nicole Trunfio breastfeeding her son Zion Rain, 4 months. However, it’s not the fact that she’s breastfeeding that’s caused the uproar — it’s that the cover in question is only available for subscribers of the magazine. In all store copies the supermodel is on the front cover in a different shot holding her little boy.
Critics say having two separate issues and not making the one showing her breastfeeding exclusively available for everyone to buy is sending out a completely negative attitude towards something that’s so natural. Many readers have also commented via Elle‘s Facebook page expressing their disgust about the issue not being readily available.
However, Editor-In-Chief of Elle, Justine Cullen says that that particular shot wasn’t actually planned and was just a bonus picture for loyal subscribers.
‘This wasn’t a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set. It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.”
To see the cover that’s hit newsstands, other photos from the shoot and to read about what Nicole thinks of the front cover please Continue reading