Travis Scott Criticized For Artwork + Cover Artist Responds

Travis Scott Criticized For Artwork + Cover Artist Responds

INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Recording artist Travis Scott performs at the Outdoor Stage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 14, 2017 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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Travis Scott released the artwork for ASTROWORLD that has taken over social media.

The photo shows a giant golden Travis head surrounded by props and naked models in an abandoned theme park. The installation was shot by David LaChapelle who has also done shots of Paris Hilton, Muhammad Ali, Britney Spears, Madonna, and Tupac Shakur.

However, fans noticed a difference between the artwork Scott posted and the artwork LaChapelle posted. In LaChapelle post, Amanda Lepore, famous transgender model, is shown (behind purple seats) while she is absent in Travis’ post.

Travis was called out by celebrity drag queen from RuPaul’s Drag Race, Aquaria calling him transphobic. Amanda Lepore also commented on the issue, but did did not show any upset towards Travis. According to Complex, LaChapelle responded to the edit saying that Amanda was taken out because she just happened to outstage everyone on the artwork.” He also added into his statement saying that the edit had nothing to do with hate at all.

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