Miranda Kerr naked on Rolling Stone: Is green a good enough cause?

Miranda-Kerr-naked_l Model Miranda Kerr — you know her from Victoria's Secret, most likely — got her picture on the cover of a Rolling Stone by going naked for the its "green issue." Having policed mainstream mag nakedness a time or two before, I'm torn: Green = good, for sure. And there's nothing wrong with being proud of your body — not that she has even an ounce of reason not to. Incidentally, I also love that she says she did it, quite specifically, for the koalas: "Something like 80 percent of the koalas' habitat has been destroyed since Europeans arrived in Australia.'' Fair enough. However, I wonder more about the magazine: On the rare occasions when there happens to be a female on Rolling Stone's legendary cover, it's rare she isn't naked. (Just a few examples: here, here, and here. Implied girl-on-girl courtesy of shared ice cream cone doesn't count. Pretty much the only way to be female and not naked on RS is to be Taylor Swift — good girl! — or a mid- to post-breakdown Britney.) I say it'd get more attention for any given "cause" at this point if they put a lady out there wearing something more than underwear.

What do you think? Is green a good enough cause to go nude? Or do you even need one at all? Anyone else notice that Stone has a history of requiring nakedness for a female to appear on their cover?

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  • Ep Sato

    Woah,Lady Gaga, the frequently nude on MTV Hills girls and the women from a Tarrantino movie are proof of RS using only nekkid women on the cover? How about that iconic cover with Alicia Keys wearing that “I Love NY” t shirt that was taken a few weeks after 9/11? There was no nudity (and a woman) on that cover.

  • Ep Sato

    Woah,Lady Gaga, the frequently nude on MTV Hills girls and the women from a Tarrantino movie are proof of RS using only nekkid women on the cover? How about that iconic cover with Alicia Keys wearing that “I Love NY” t shirt that was taken a few weeks after 9/11? There was no nudity (and a woman) on that cover.

  • Ep Sato

    Woah,Lady Gaga, the frequently nude on MTV Hills girls and the women from a Tarrantino movie are proof of RS using only nekkid women on the cover? How about that iconic cover with Alicia Keys wearing that “I Love NY” t shirt that was taken a few weeks after 9/11? There was no nudity (and a woman) on that cover.

  • Julie E.

    “Anyone else notice that Stone has a history of requiring nakedness for a female to appear on their cover?”
    Definitely noticed and it’s a symptom of the main reason I stopped subscribing. The Rolling Stone writers ALL assume their audience is composed of men only. So they put naked women on the cover, they write lasciviously about women in the magazine–and are sexist in many other ways–and it never occurs to them that straight women might be reading and might not be interested in all that. So I stopped giving them my money.
    I get angry when talented women go naked on the cover, because they should be better than that. But models have no talent, so I can see why they’re willing to take their clothes off to get attention. But that doesn’t mean Rolling Stone should allow it!
    I’ve heard RS is on its last legs, and if so, it deserves its death. It’s a pale imitation of what it was even 15 years ago.

  • Julie E.

    Ep Sato, if you think ONE cover from 8 years ago disproves Jennifer Armstrong’s point, you clearly haven’t been paying much attention to Rolling Stone’s covers for many years.

  • mrpeebles

    The Miranda Kerr issue is not even an American issue of Rolling Stone. It’s from Australia. American RS (the actual RS) has Lady Gaga on the cover right now. Geez, doesn’t EW check facts>

  • The True Bastard

    I haven’t read Rolling Stone since they put Britney Spears on the cover;
    when it stopped being about music.

  • gary

    “Anyone else notice that Stone has a history of requiring nakedness for a female to appear on their cover?”
    You say this as if it is something to be concerned about.

  • gary

    “Anyone else notice that Stone has a history of requiring nakedness for a female to appear on their cover?”
    You say this as if it is something to be concerned about.

  • Zed

    This is hardly limited to RS. Check out any Vanity Fair cover featuring a woman.

  • Elbee

    Forget the “green” slant on this…Kerr could be promoting seal clubbing and I’d be onboard! Wooot WoooH

  • Elbee

    Forget the “green” slant on this…Kerr could be promoting seal clubbing and I’d be onboard! Wooot WoooH

  • Rhys Lloyd

    It’s all about selling magazines. If they could get bombshell Miranda Kerr naked on their cover, that issue will sell its tits off (no pun intended).
    It’s all about business. And someone like Miranda Kerr will attract both male and female readers. I have many female friends who say they would ‘turn’ for Ms Kerr. She’s simply stunning.

  • Rhys Lloyd

    It’s all about selling magazines. If they could get bombshell Miranda Kerr naked on their cover, that issue will sell its tits off (no pun intended).
    It’s all about business. And someone like Miranda Kerr will attract both male and female readers. I have many female friends who say they would ‘turn’ for Ms Kerr. She’s simply stunning.

  • Rhys Lloyd

    It’s all about selling magazines. If they could get bombshell Miranda Kerr naked on their cover, that issue will sell its tits off (no pun intended).
    It’s all about business. And someone like Miranda Kerr will attract both male and female readers. I have many female friends who say they would ‘turn’ for Ms Kerr. She’s simply stunning.

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