Vogue Magazine was dragged yesterday (January 10th) for what many are calling an extremely underwhelming magazine cover featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The cover features Kamala in front of a wrinkled up pink backdrop, wearing a black blazer, jeans and converse sneakers. A second cover, which many thought was a more stylish cover, will be release digitally.
People on social media were not shy about how they felt about the cover. One person wrote, “PLEASE DO HER JUSTICE and REDO this cover! Put her in a background that is regal like she is! Your old drape from the CEO’s office is insulting.” Another wrote, “The cover on the left (with the Chuck Ts) had no business being selected or even offered as an option. This speaks volumes of how you view our Madam Vice President.”
A Twitter user by the name of @stilletoroyalty wrote, “Anyone shocked by the poor quality of Kamala's Vogue cover hasn't paid attention to Anna Wintour's bullsh*t w/people of color. It spans decades. Team Kamala should've known better. Anyway, enjoy this pic that effortlessly shows her beauty w/o stripping her of her power(suit)😉.”
KAMALA'S TEAM WAS 'BLINDSIDED' BY 'VOGUE' COVER
Meanwhile, journalist Yashar Ali revealed on Twitter that Kamala's team was blindsided by the cover, saying, “The February Vogue cover featuring VP-elect Kamala Harris has been widely criticized on social media this evening. But according to a source familiar with the publication plans, this is not the cover that the Vice President-elect's team expected.”
He continued, “In the cover that they expected, Vice President-elect Harris was wearing a powder blue suit. That was the cover that the Vice President-elect's team and the Vogue team, including Anna Wintour, mutually agreed upon…which is standard for fashion magazines.” He added, “So folks feel blindsided this evening.”