Since it was announced that Kamala Harris would be taking the cover of Vogue, we've been waiting eagerly to see the shots. But now that they've been revealed, it seems as though people have some big issues with it...
And the backlash has become so bad, that people are calling for the editor, Anna Wintour, to resign.Keep scrolling to have a look at the photos for yourselves...
Now, we all know the Biden-Harris win has been a historic one.While he didn't exactly get a landslide victory, the Democratic candidate won over 74 million votes - more than any other president in American history, and exceeding the previous record Barack Obama set in 2008.
And, on top of this...
Kamala Harris has made history of her own accord.
BREAKING: Kamala Harris will make history as the first female, first Black and first Asian American to be U.S. vice… https://t.co/kcvih20FCP— MSNBC (@MSNBC)1604767250.0
She is the first woman in history to be elected as vice president of the United States...As well as the first Black woman to be given the role.
This is a huge achievement for not only Harris, but for women and people of color all across the country...
She truly is paving the way for a more progressive and diverse America.
Just wow! A picture that says a thousand words...🙌🇺🇸 #KamalaHarris https://t.co/qKlhM9uQJF— Sam 🤓 (@Sam 🤓)1604828121.0
Biden and Harris celebrated their victory by addressing the nation outside a convention center today in Wilmington, Delaware...Where Harris acknowledged the importance of the win during a powerful speech, which she gave while wearing a white suit in tribute to women’s suffrage 100 years after women were guaranteed the constitutional right to vote.
People were incredibly moved by her powerful speech...
With some even been reduced to tears.
Tears streaming down my face right now watching Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speech with my daughter. Kamala… https://t.co/F8Qxyy7ieb— Buffy Wicks (@Buffy Wicks)1604799843.0
She started off by paying tribute to her mother, who had arrived in the US from India at the age of eighteen."I am thinking about her… and I am thinking about the generations of women, Black, White, Asian, Latina women, who throughout history have paved the way tonight."
"And to the children of our country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction and see yourself in a way that others might not see you, simply because they’ve never seen it before. And we will applaud you every step of the way."
WATCH: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' full speech: "To the children of our country, regardless of your gender,… https://t.co/F9dU6E8yXz— ABC News (@ABC News)1604801404.0
Kamala is currently one of the most talked-about women in our country right now...So it's no surprise that she's been given the cover of February's Vogue issue.
You would think that this would be good news, right?Well, after the publication revealed the cover photos, the good news immediately turned sour. There were apparently multiple issues with the entire thing...
People just couldn't believe what they were seeing...
@voguemagazine @KamalaHarris That photo on the left? You know she’s the most powerfully woman in THE HISTORY OF US… https://t.co/0zKKwWLVXC— ItsSeditionNumbnuts (@ItsSeditionNumbnuts)1610295099.0
@voguemagazine @KamalaHarris You know Black women are about to drag you for a whole ass 24 hours, right?— ⚖️Imani Gandy ⚖️ (@⚖️Imani Gandy ⚖️)1610294478.0
@voguemagazine @KamalaHarris The left pic... does Wintour need lasik or a new monocle or something?— José (@José)1610294834.0
idk how i feel abt kamala harris on the cover of vogue...i just find it very strange to put a politician on the cov… https://t.co/00eCw2LXYs— b (@b)1610326126.0
@ShebaMystique @KamalaHarris Respectfully, speaking as a black woman, this is very offensive. She didn’t approve of… https://t.co/pVJAb3MqqJ— Taylor Edwards🌊 (@Taylor Edwards🌊)1610304794.0
@voguemagazine @KamalaHarris I would like to see a statement from Anna Wintour explaining why a cover photo that wa… https://t.co/RcUGP9hYvV— SJL (@SJL)1610306979.0
Folks who don't get why the Vogue cover of VP-elect Kamala Harris is bad are missing the point. The pic itself isn'… https://t.co/3R830uFq1k— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1610264221.0
@KamalaHarris @Transition46 @voguemagazine If the Vogue cover being circulated is accurate, it is highly disrespect… https://t.co/IJDbvXcMKI— B Victoria Cook (@B Victoria Cook)1610383420.0
This is absolutely disgusting, @voguemagazine and should be recalled immediately. It’s disrespectful and we will be… https://t.co/HBfHc4H0Fw— Sevenfold747 (@Sevenfold747)1610310197.0
@voguemagazine @KamalaHarris I've seen Vogue covers. And that cover on the left is not it. It's disrespectful and s… https://t.co/anaOqidIle— Dyeyell💛Biden/Harris (@Dyeyell💛Biden/Harris)1610312105.0
@yashar Dissing the brand new, widely beloved, woman of color VP before she’s even inaugurated. That’s... an intere… https://t.co/XKbrrsQs2e— Pamela “Convict & Bar” B. (@Pamela “Convict & Bar” B.)1610264590.0
Now, where do we even start with all of this?Critics have voiced their concern over the cover shots for a number of serious reasons.
The first photograph showed Harris wearing a dark two-piece suit with a white tee underneath and weirdly enough...Black lace-up sneakers. For some reason, apparently, Vogue thinks the Vice President of the United States of America should be suited and booted in such casual clothing.
And then the backdrop was also a big issue with fans.Green and pink silk cloth hung on a wall just draping behind Harris while she stood and smiled awkwardly in front of the camera - then, there were talks of skin-lightening and let's not even mention how low quality the photograph is overall.
It resembles something an elementary school principal would choose as her photograph in a local paper.The worst thing about the first photo was that according to multiple sources, Harris's team did not approve the shot. They had instead gone for the second option, which we will now discuss in more detail.
The second cover shot showed the Vice President stood in a powder blue suit with her arms folded.Even though she's got a smile on her face, it's got a healthy balance between being powerful, yet friendly.
Fans were still not too crazy about the backdrop...Which seemed to be a yellow curtain and table, but the contrast between that and her suit actually made for a good shot. It's no wonder the team initially opted for that one.
But apparently, at the last minute, Anna Wintour changed her mind and went against it.A move that Harris's team were not expecting.
Journalist Yashar Ali rounded it all up for us:
This was the first photograph that caused the most backlash.
Some fashion magazine news.... 1. The February Vogue cover featuring VP-elect Kamala Harris has been widely critic… https://t.co/siAB4AWWid— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1610257794.0
Ali further elaborated:
He clarified that the cover was in fact, real, as many accused it of being a fake image doctored by people outside of the publication. This is not the case.
3. To be clear, this Vogue cover of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is real. It's just that per a source famil… https://t.co/D40jUneNOG— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1610258912.0
And here is the other photograph that was agreed upon by the Vice President's team:
You can see the blinding difference between the two. I can see why fans would be shocked and let-down.
4. Here is the Vogue cover Kamala Harris’ team thought would be released. I’m told this cover on the left will be… https://t.co/8j4LjVyuDy— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1610293089.0
Let's just hope Vogue fixes up ASAP.
In the meantime, read all about how Biden's inauguration is set to play out...
Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star! Making history was the first step. Now Harris has… https://t.co/FxA0kFb12A— Vogue Magazine (@Vogue Magazine)1610291050.0
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