First, I was impressed that they put Gabourey Sidibe on the cover. (Yes, they did split the covers with Dakota Fanning, but it's not like they sent subscribers Gabourey and left Dakota for the newsstand. They are both readily available.) Anyways, I think that's a little bit more groundbreaking than all the press they got for putting Crystal Renn in all the editorials. It would be much more powerful if they had just put Gabourey on the cover for a regular/non-themed issue, because that way they would be showing they don't need an excuse to welcome diversity.
BUT, the photograph inside is amazing.
V's my favorite magazine, so all this comes from a good place, but I just think if the industry is going to make such a big deal about diversity they should just BE diverse, instead of making up all these special times when diversity is ALLOWED and CELEBRATED!
The time is always and now.