The annual reveal of Vanity Fair‘s special Hollywood issue has become a buzzworthy event in pop culture circles over the last 20 years–not just for who made the cover but who didn’t.
Over the last few years, the discussion has frequently centered around the diversity (or lack thereof) among the celebrities chosen to be on the cover. This year, the #MeToo movement and the now-global discussion over sexual misconduct appears to have affected some last minute editorial decisions as actor James Franco was digitally erased from this year’s cast, which originally counted 13 famous actors and actresses.
“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him,” a Vanity Fair spokesperson told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday.
12 extraordinary stars, one very momentous year. The 2018 Hollywood portfolio is here: https://t.co/6PfsFsPzK1 pic.twitter.com/MfRsp2y9Z3
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 25, 2018
At the beginning of the year, Franco had been considered a leading contender for an Academy Award nomination this year for his role in The Disaster Artist. He won a Golden Globe for the part in early January, but quickly …read more
Source:: Fortune.com – Tech