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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, December 14, 2018

'Vogue Korea' features a gay couple on the cover for the first time

A gay couple landed on the cover of 'Vogue Korea' for the first time. 

On December 14, it was announced that photographer Coco Capitan and her girlfriend Frances Wilks took the cover of 'Vogue Korea's January issue. 

Coco Capitan is a photographer and an artist who received global recognition through her recent work with 'Gucci.' Currently, her exhibition is taking place in Korea. 

In the cover of 'Vogue Korea,' Coco Capitan and Frances Wilks immersed themselves into traditional Korean culture as they posed with Hanbok accessories and more. 

Coco Capitan also shared about the meaningful shoot on her Instagram, stating, " I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for."

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Styling some cabbage with my girlfriend @franceswilks as a trend prediction for 2019 in @voguekorea January cover. I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for. Thank you as well to @gucci for taking as a responsibility to support, dress and represent all parts of the gender and sexual orientation spectrum. Thank you @sketchedspaceseoul & @creativeexchangeagency for being my voice in Seoul and always taking care of us. And thank you @franceswilks for making sure that my days are filled with fun, respect and love #gaysingucci

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About to go to bed in the closet in Woon-kyung Residence, Seoul for @voguekorea January cover. I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for. Thank you as well to @gucci for taking as a responsibility to support, dress and represent all parts of the gender and sexual orientation spectrum. Thank you @sketchedspaceseoul & @creativeexchangeagency for being my voice in Seoul and always taking care of us. And thank you @franceswilks for making sure that my days are mostly full of fun, respect and love #gaysingucci

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MunchieMinx Friday, December 14, 2018 5
Friday, December 14, 2018

Once again Korean media manages to be make something "inclusive" still unrelatable to everyday Koreans. Why not feature an openly KOREAN gay couple on the cover? The problem in South Korea is NOT that it's denizens are unaware of homosexuality, it is the conservative nature of the country falsely presents the dialogue there are no gay KOREANS. Make those who suffer most in the shadows the visible and normalized then it's "inclusive".

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booitsjwu Friday, December 14, 2018 2
Friday, December 14, 2018

I understand what you mean but genuine change doesn't happen all at once. Considering how inhospitable South Korean media is to the LGBTQ community, this does seem like a small but noteworthy step in the right direction.

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MunchieMinx Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

It's not a step at all, it's smoke screening. Culturally Koreans will see those just as "foreigners". It will not speak to Koreans who live in fear and invisibility because culturally the country as a whole does not see non-Koreans as "like". When trying to make change, it is best to at least speak to the targeted audience in a way that is culturally similar.As I said it's not like Koreans don't know other people have different orientations, merely that they are intolerant of similar lifestyles in their own community. Two "foreigners" will not speak pass such a dialogue.

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Ohboy69 Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

You are right. But the changes that are happening in South Korea are just too slow.

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qst3552 Saturday, December 15, 2018 1
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Because it also promotes diversity. See the positive side.

And you shouldn't stereotype Koreans. There are many caucasian Koreans.

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MunchieMinx Monday, December 17, 2018 0
Monday, December 17, 2018

There is no "positivity" in continuing a dialogue of invisible LGBTQ Koreans. Furthermore I did not stereotype anyone. Native Koreans do not see non-natives as Korean which is fact, they see them as foreigners, the government sees non-natives as foreigners. The fact is Coco Capitán is not even a "naturalized" Korean, so it has nothing to do with race (so save your "Caucasian" Koreans comments for another day, as they are irrelevant here.). She is a Spainard, which is fact, so your point is mote. A visible Korean LBGTQ couple should have been on the cover to promote inclusivity and more importantly Korean queer identifying visibility. Done.

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thekey Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

They look more like twins..

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enzoa Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Gay or not, it's always sad when someone tries so hard to appear eccentric, only to turn out stupidly boring.

Going around with a cabbage on your head weakens any message you wanted to deliver.

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Anpanman Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

It's about time already. I'm still wondering if the rumors about k adaptation of Addicted are true

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pink_oracle Friday, December 14, 2018 6
Friday, December 14, 2018

Hey, welcome to the 21st centuray.

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RyenLux Sunday, December 16, 2018 0
Sunday, December 16, 2018

And shitzaru would know all about hating around all day. It's his full-time job, his only job, to be exact... one that he believes would one day make him something better. XD

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SpanishKpoper Friday, December 14, 2018 3
Friday, December 14, 2018

how about writing well?

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kizaru_hijin Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

exactly, where you think hating around all day would make you something better...

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ruben Friday, December 14, 2018 0
Friday, December 14, 2018

Wow never expect to see Yves and Chuu on Vogue so fast

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qst3552 Saturday, December 15, 2018 0
Saturday, December 15, 2018

While we applaud the good progress made, we must be aware that there is still a lot of work to do to fight intolerance. Featuring gay couples is a step in the right direction, however we shouldn't forget about the father daughter couples. Vogue needs to be more inclusive towards incest love if they don't want this to be viewed as a cheap PR stunt for the sake of virtue signalling . Pedophilic love and bestiality love are still being stigmatized. Love knows no boundaries.

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