People accused Vogue of whitewashing VP Kamala Harris on their February cover.
Vogue’s February issue cover features US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris and the pictures of it have been shared across platforms online. One thing that people noticed is that her skin tone does not appear to be the same. People accused the magazine of whitewashing madam Vice President’s photo and also took notice of the shabby background.
Many Twitter users pointed this out and also said it was disrespectful. Here are the tweets shared by people that express their disappointment. Read them below:
Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star!
Making history was the first step. Now Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America—and lead it out of crisis. Read the full profile: https://t.co/W5BQPTH7AU pic.twitter.com/OCFvVqTlOk
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) January 10, 2021
That photo on the left? You know she’s the most powerfully woman in THE HISTORY OF US POLITICS, right? What the hell were you going for? How hard did you have to work to make Kamala look like anything other than a well lit goddess of being the damn boss? Shame on you.
— ItsSeditionNumbnuts (@mskifyanasty) January 10, 2021
The cover you should have worked hardest on, Anna. Knowing how important it would be to so many Americans, if not to you.
— Barbara Wilcox (@stanfordbabs) January 11, 2021
The cover with the pink backdrop is so fugly please stop sharing it, she deserves better
— Sharon ☕️👩🏾🍳 (@foreversmsm) January 10, 2021
I edited this on my phone and it’s better. pic.twitter.com/3V1aJl6b9S
— Rachel Hurley ❄️ (@Rachelanthecity) January 10, 2021
Do it again cos this ain’t it https://t.co/xiue0qajOm
— Aimee 🌷💙 (@CambridgeAimee) January 10, 2021
This is absolutely disgusting, @voguemagazine and should be recalled immediately. It’s disrespectful and we will be waiting to see the cover with the powder-blue suit, #Anna. You will not further whitewash and/or disparage Black women and women of color, #Vogue. @KamalaHarris https://t.co/KneQq2NR52
— Sevenfold747 (@Sevenfold747) January 10, 2021
This makes absolutely no sense!! Who would look at these two pictures and choose the casual look on the left for an official cover?! She’s the vice-president elect! Show some respect for the first woman elected VP!!
— isa link (@isalink) January 11, 2021
this is such a mess https://t.co/AczIGUhtSc
— anjali (@violetsconfess) January 10, 2021
What do you think of this Vogue cover?