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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Kamala Harris’s Vogue Cover Sparks Controversy

Vice-President-elect Senator Kamala Harris graces the cover of the prestigious Vogue magazine for the February 2021 issue. The cover has sparked widespread media controversy, with many finding the image used to be bland. The cover features the VP-elect in her classic outfit, a top donned with a blazer and trousers, and her iconic shoes as well, standing against and above a pink cloth. 

Some called the cover simply “bad,” while others criticized the legendary editor, Anna Vintour, on her choice of the image. Many also commented on how the image lacked style, and Kamala Harris looked “washed-out.” People even pointed out colorism, if not directly, pointing at how the cover has been treated, even if it falls in line with the VP’s classic image. 

Kamala Harris’s Vogue Cover Takes Twitter By Storm

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Award-winning playwright, writer, and journalist Wajahat Ali retweeted an image of the cover with a quote, calling it as simply, “mess up.” He further targeted Anna Vintour, saying that she may not have any black colleagues or friends around her. 

Another user also called out the aged editor, saying she had “run her course,” and it was time for her to step down from her role. Others also tweeted that the picture of a casual Kamala Harris looked somewhat confusing, not knowing what she was doing or where she was going.

Charlotte Clymer, an LGBTQI+ and feminist activist, also took to the social media app, not criticizing the image itself, but the quality and standard of what Vogue has produced for the past several decades. She further claimed in the tweet that it was “disrespectful” and called it homework done on the “morning it’s due.”

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American Activist Yashar Ali tweeted that the image was not known as selected for the cover, according to Harris’s team.

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