Vogue Magazine has been accused of “whitewashing” pictures of its February cowl star Kamala Harris after it took to Twitter to share the pictures.
In the tweet, the publication posted two contrasting pictures of the US vice-president-elect wherein one in all them was a full-length shot with a shiny, pink drape, which drew criticism.
According to customers, the duvet looks like a half-hearted try at portraying America’s first feminine vp.
“Kamala Harris is about as light skinned as women of color come and Vogue still [expletive] up her lighting,” one wrote.
“Vogue. Not only did you choose to disrespect VP Elect Harris you picked a much worse picture. That photo with the pink and green is a mess. You had an opportunity to lift Kamala up and instead knocked her down. It’s not even consistent with her image. Inexplicable. Badly done,” one other person wrote.
“Mad mad choice. Reissue a new cover and apologize. The greatness of the Vice President will be tested soon enough in her actions but please let’s start with the cover photo her office approved,” one other wrote
“What a mess up,” wrote New York Times contributor Wajahat Ali wrote.
“Anna Wintour must really not have Black friends and colleagues. I’ll shoot shots of VP Kamala Harris for free using my Samsung and I’m 100% confident it’ll turn out better than this Vogue cover,” he stated.
This just isn’t the primary time Vogue obtained flak for inaccurately portraying black stars.
The August version featured athlete Simone Biles in its US cowl and obtained an analogous quantity of criticism over the truth that the photographer did no do justice to her.