Anna Wintour Defends Kamala Harris’ Vogue Cover Amid Controversy

class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>Anna Wintour Defends Kamala Harris' Vogue Cover Amid ControversyAnna Wintour addressed backlash over Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris' Vogue cover, claiming there "was no formal agreement about what the choice of the cover would be."By Jess Cohen Jan 12, 2021 5:19 PMTagsControversyAnna WintourVogueCelebritiesKamala HarrisWatch: Vogue's "Washed Out" Kamala Harris Cover Draws ControversyAnna Wintour is speaking out amid controversy over Kamala Harris' Vogue cover. "And when the two images arrived at Vogue all of us felt very very strongly that the less formal portrait of the vice president-elect really reflected the moment that we were living in, which we were in the midst, as we still are of the most appalling pandemic that is taking lives by the minute."
In the second image, Harris—set to become the first female, Black and Indian-American vice president—is seen in a blue blazer as she smiles at the camera. 12 episode. "We felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history a much less formal picture," she explained, "something that was very very accessible and approachable and real, really reflected the hallmark of the Biden-Harris campaign and everything they are trying to and I'm sure will achieve."Getty Images However, Wintour felt it did not accurately depict the current climate in the U.S. WTF is this washed out mess of a cover?" Another social media user also commented that the photo "is washed out, poorly lit, stagnant, junk," asking Vogue, "How could you do such a disservice to a vibrant, beautiful woman? Over the weekend, the publication announced the vice president-elect as their February 2021 cover star after an image leaked online early. Many on social media criticized the publication for the casual shot, with one Twitter user noting, "Kamala Harris is about as light skinned as women of color come and Vogue still f–ked up her lighting. 20—was portrayed in one of the photos, which shows her donning a blazer, pants, a pearl necklace and her signature Converse sneakers. Shameful."
In response to the backlash, Wintour told the New York Times' Sway podcast that Vogue "wants nothing but to celebrate Vice President-elect Harris' amazing victory and the important moment this is in American history particularly women of color all over the world."photosElection 2020: We Asked 100 Women Why They Vote"There was no formal agreement about what the choice of the cover would be," the editor-in-chief continued during the Jan. However, Vogue quickly faced criticism for how Harris—who is set to be inaugurated alongside President-Elect Joe Biden on Jan.