Vogue slammed for 'tone-deaf' caption about Sharon Tate's murder and 1960s beauty trends

Megan Johnson
·3 mins read

Vogue is catching criticism after the publication posted a “jaw-dropping’ photo caption on their Instagram account about the late actress Sharon Tate, who was brutally murdered in 1969.

Actress Sharon Tate. (Getty Editorial Images)
A Vogue social media caption referenced Sharon Tate's 1969 death. (Photo: Getty Editorial Images)

Posted under a photo of English singer-songwriter Jorja Smith, the caption on the Vogue Beauty Instagram page read, “With this summer marking the 50th anniversary of the Manson family murders and the tragic death of Sharon Tate, the catalyst for the ‘60s revival is a surprise to no one. Tap the link in our bio to see how five It girls have modernized vintage looks.”

The post, which has since been removed from Instagram, linked to an article titled “From Lucy Boynton to Jorja Smith, Here’s How It Girls Are Embracing the ’60s Beauty Revival.” The story, which features a collection of actresses sporting the winged eyeliner and bouffant hair trend that Tate helped popularize, cites the upcoming premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood as inspiration. The movie, which co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as a TV star and his stunt double in 1969 Los Angeles, features actress Margot Robbie in a small role as Tate.

Soon after the photo and caption were posted, commenters began to chime in, with some referencing other gory historical moments.

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