Vogue editor's photo of homeless woman sparks controversy

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Vogue Editor's Photo of Homeless Person Sparks Controversy

Vogue's style editor-at-large Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis has been getting flak for a controversial photo of a homeless person she posted to her Instagram account.

"So this post sparked a huge debate in the comments sections. Some people calling the editor out-of-touch, saying the picture is downright cruel," said an HLN anchor.

Fashionista first reported the picture, calling it "tasteless." According to the report, the photo's caption reads, "Paris is full of surprises... and @voguemagazine readers even in unexpected corners!"

Some agreed, saying it wasn't appropriate.

The "Big Morning Buzz" discussed the incident, with one anchor commenting, "I'm not going to say, 'Oh, this is really fun; let me take a picture of a person who is homeless.'"

"Yeah, unless they consent to you taking the picture. Clearly that person has no idea that she's taking a picture," another agreed.

On the other hand, others said it wasn't a big deal.

"Take Five & Company" on WZZM also discussed the photo and caption:

One anchor prompted, "Does that bother you?"

"No, it doesn't really. It takes a lot more than that to offend me," another admitted.

Some outlets are noting the Vogue editor-at-large is a member of German royalty and is wealthy.

The BBC had its own dig, running the headline, "The Princess and the homeless Vogue reader."

The outlet went on to say, "She's also of royal lineage, isn't short of a bit of cash, and shares snaps of her predictably jet-setting lifestyle with nearly 15,000 followers on Instagram."

Elizabeth has since removed the photo from Instagram and has apologized on Instagram and Twitter.

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I wanted to extend my sincerest apologies for the offense my post has caused. Yours truly Elisabeth
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis Attends the Giambattista Valli show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 9, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Elisabeth Von Thurn Und Taxis attends the Christian Dior show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 6, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Vogue Editor Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attends the Fendi Flagship Store Opening Celebration Dinner at the Park Hyatt New York on February 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 27: Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2015 on January 27, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Dufour/Getty Images)
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