Vice Magazine Under Fire for Publishing Suicide Inspired Editorial

Vice magazine has caused a stir after they published a new suicide inspired editorial named 'Last Words' inside their 'Women in Fiction' issue, which they also featured online. The editorial depicts several models playing the roles of major female literary icons, and the photos reenact or pay homage to the moment they took their own lives. Stylist Annette Lamothe-Ramos and Photographer Annabel Mehran are credited for the images which have been branded extremely tasteless by multiple websites.

Vice has now removed the image set from their website, although it will still feature inside the print copy. They also issued an apology:

"“Last Words” was created in this tradition and focused on the demise of a set of writers whose lives we very much wish weren’t cut tragically short, especially at their own hands. We will no longer display “Last Words” on our website and apologize to anyone who was hurt or offended."

The writers included are Virginia Woolf, Iris Chang, Dorothy Parker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sylvia Plath, Sanmao, and Elise Cowen.


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