Anna Wintour has taken to Twitter for the first time, and was compelled to do so to congratulate the US on two Supreme Court rulings in favour of equal marriage.
The Vogue Editor took to the microblogging site, using the magazine’s official account to tweet its 2.6 million followers a message of support for Wednesday’s groundbreaking Supreme Court rulings around DOMA and Proposition 8.
Today’s rulings are a big step forward for all Americans striving to achieve equality. I couldn’t be happier or more proud. —A.W.
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) June 26, 2013
The tweet by the 63-year-old was favourited 302 times, and was retweeted 593 times.
The tweet was the first by Ms Wintour, who is not expected to use the site again any time soon. Her UK and Italian counterparts tweet on a daily basis.
Speaking to Ad Age, a Vogue spokesperson said it was Ms Wintour’s idea to send the tweet. She said: “Anna has always been vocally committed to the cause of marriage equality.”
Leonardo DiCaprio also tweeted a simple message of congratulations, saying: “Historic day. Well done #SCOTUS.”