People are hating the latest Vogue cover featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, with some initially believing the cover was a “fake” mockup or “photoshopped.” Moreover, there are reports that Harris and her team were “blindsided” by the esteemed fashion magazine’s choice of photos, which were mutually agreed upon.
@ninaleejohnson tweeted: “This looks like a sketch for the main shoot. Cutout lines around her hair is not the usual quality for the masthead overlay; face not in focus & lots of digital noise. No way this is the real thing.”
Imani Gandy was utterly (and understandably) appalled at the cover.
Yasher Ali also reported on the Vogue mishap: “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.”
Even more, CNN reporter Jasmine Wright tweeted eye-opening news: “A source tells me the now-pink and green cover wasn’t even selected by the Harris’ team as an OPTION to go inside the photo spread (not cover) So someone would have had to go outside of the approved photos they selected to choose this one.”
Vogue tweeted a two-part response to the revelation; however, the idea that an already-agreed upon selection of photos, which Harris approved, could be overridden is at least problematic.
Women noted U.S. Vogue’s historical neglect of the Black women, and other women of color, on its cover features. Numerous people made quick mention of the recent Simone Biles debacle, as well as covers with rapper Cardi B and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
“I’m old enough to remember when Anna let Annie Liebovitz make the stunning Simone Biles look bad, WHICH IS HARD TO DO,” one person tweeted.