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

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.

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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 20: Sharon Tate And Roman Polanski'S Wedding, In 1969 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) London: Sharon Tate, who was found murdered with four other persons, Aug. 9, is shown with her husband, Director Roman Polanski at their wedding, Jan. 20, 1968.
Polish film director Roman Polanski and American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) at their wedding. She was subsequently murdered by members of Charles Manson's pseudo-religious sect The Family. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) wearing a pink top and headband, circa 1968. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969) in a wicker swing-chair, circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 15: Actress Sharon Tate visiting the set of Rosemary's Baby on August 15,1967 in New York, New York. (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate during On Location Filming 'Rosemary's Baby' - August 28, 1967 at Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Group portrait of, from left, actresses Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), Barbara Parkins, and Patty Duke (1946 - 2016) for the film 'Valley of the Dolls' (directed by Mark Robson), 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
LONDRES, ROYAUME-UNI - 18 SEPTEMBRE: La derniere revelation de Hollywood, la jeune actrice americaine Sharon Tate, agee de 22 ans, est dans la capitale britannique ou elle sera la vedette aux cotes de David Niven et Kim Novak du film '13', le 18 septembre 1965 a Londres, Royaume-Uni. (Photo by Keystone-France\Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing metallic disc sleeveless top, with a scoop neckline, in an exterior portrait, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate, Actress and Model, aged 22 years old, pictured at her apartment in Belgravia, London, Friday 15th October 1965. (Photo by Eddie Waters/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Headshot of Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing a white low cut top, in a studio portrait, against a red and black background, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Sharon Tate (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Sharon Tate with Polish-French actor, director and screenwriter Roman Polanski on the set of his movie Dance of the Vampires. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Newlyweds Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate, famed European director and bride is shown. The actress and director are wearing matching turtleneck sweaters and an absorbing interest in each other. Sharon, who spent many years in Italy where she went to school, believed she absorbed the true Italian love of beauty. Judging from her striking blond looks, Polanski admires beauty too.
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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.

Related: Sharon Tate, Charles Manson family murders

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American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. The wife of film director Roman Polanski, Tate was murdered by followers of Charles Manson on 8th August 1969. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Sharon Tate (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Headshot of Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Sharon Tate (1943-1969), US actress, wearing metallic disc sleeveless top, with a scoop neckline, in an exterior portrait, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
American actor Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), wearing a nightgown, faces herself in a mirror while pouring prescription pills into the palm of her hand in a still from the film, 'Valley of the Dolls,' directed by Mark Robson, 1967. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1967: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
A contact sheet of portraits of American actress Sharon Tate (1943 - 1969), circa 1968. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: The American Actress Sharon Tate, Wife Of The French Film Director Roman Polanski, In 1969. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Pregnant film star Sharon Tate in the back of a taxi in London with baby's booties on her hands, 6th August 1969. This picture was taken three days before she was murdered.(Photo by Terry O'Neill/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1970: Photo of Sharon Tate Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
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