Twitter is Going Crazy About Vanity Fair's New Cover. Here's Why

The Glossy's 20th Anniversary Hollywood Issue Draws Plenty of Praise

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As of this writing, mid-afternoon on Monday, Vanity Fair is a top 10 trending topic on Twitter in the U.S., along with #SuperBowl, #PhilipSeymourHoffman and #EsuranceSave30. Why? Because the Twittersphere collectively seems to genuinely love the magazine's annual Hollywood Issue cover, its 20th annual.

In the past, Vanity Fair's March covers have been criticized for being a bit... monochromatic. (See, for instance, "Vanity Fair's 'New Hollywood' issue completely lacks diversity," from 2010, when the magazine's cover choices -- all white women -- were especially uniform.)

Here's the just-released new cover, via Vanity Fair's own Twitter feed -- followed by some reactions on Twitter.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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