Everyone Really Hates Kamala Harris's New Vogue Cover

by Stephanie Maida · January 11, 2021

    The United States finally has its first incoming female Vice President, so of course the glossies have been quick to hop onto this historic moment. Over the weekend, Vogue unveiled Kamala Harris as its February cover star. But the move that should have gained acclaim has instead resulted in widespread backlash. 

    Shot by Tyler Mitchell, the young talent who made history as the magazine's first Black photographer to shoot a cover story, ever, back in 2018, the photos, especially the one used as the official print cover, have sparked ire all over the internet.

    Some critics have also pointed to the photo used as the digital cover as a better option. According to reports, the picture of Harris in the light blue suit had been originally agreed upon by her team, but Wintour switched it up last-minute.

    In a statement, per CNN, Vogue defended its choice, explaining the mag "loved the images Tyler Mitchell shot and felt the more informal image captured Vice President-elect Harris's authentic, approachable nature - which we feel is one of the hallmarks of the Biden/Harris administration."

    OK, Anna!