Teen Vogue, a magazine primarily aimed at American teenagers, faced backlash after sharing a glowing article about the founder of Communism, Karl Marx, according to Fox News.
Although the article was written in May 2018, Teen Vogue’s official Twitter account linked to it again on Wednesday, with the caption “Welcome to Marx!” The article is titled “Everything You Should Know About Karl Marx,” and describes Marx as an “anti-capitalist scholar” with ideas that are “probably more prevalent than you think.”
Written by far-left activist Adryan Corcione, the article claims that Marx’s ideas “inspired social movements in Soviet Russia, China, Cuba, Argentina, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and more,” and that Marx also influenced such public figures as Malcolm X and Helen Keller. Corcione then asks, “How can teens learn the legacy of Marx’s ideas and how they’re relevant to the current political climate?”
The magazine was slammed on social media, with many pointing out that Communism was responsible for over 100 million deaths over the course of the 20th century, particularly during the nearly 50-year period known as the “Cold War.”
Marx’s influence on politics is still felt to this day on the American Left, as represented by outright socialists such as Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.).