“Vogue” magazine was involved in a “whitewashing” controversy when it released photos of the cover star Kamala Harris on Twitter on Sunday.
Two images of the vice president-elect of the United States were released. One of them was a full-length shot in front of smooth-looking pink silk curtains, which aroused the outrage of social media critics.
One user called it a “washed lid mess.”
Observers wrote: “Kamala Harris (Kamala Harris) has a skin color similar to that of a woman of color, and Vogue still plays with her lights.”
Others criticized the editor-in-chief of Vogue.
“The New York Times” writer Wajahat Ali said: “It’s a mess.” “Anna Wintour must have no black friends and colleagues. I will use Samsung to shoot VP Kamala for free. · Harris (VP Kamala Harris) photo, I 100% believe it will be better than Vogue cover.
Last year, Wintour apologized to the staff in a letter that contained “errors” in photos and articles that were not sensitive to ethnic minorities.
Wintour wrote: “Vogue has not found enough ways to enhance or provide space for black editors, writers, photographers, designers, and other creators.” “We also made mistakes and posted hurt or intolerance. Image or story. I take full responsibility for these errors.”
Vogue denied to the New York Post that Harris’ skin turned pale after the shooting, but this guarantee failed to quell the wave of opposition.
“The picture itself is not terrible. It is far below Vogue’s standards. They didn’t consider it. LGBTQ activist Charlotte Clymer tweeted that it was like homework ended in the morning.
Vogue has not yet confirmed which of these two photos will be used as the printed cover, or whether it will publish both photos at the same time. Each image was taken by Tyler Mitchell, who was only 23 years old at the time, and he became famous when he shot Beyoncé for Vogue in 2018.
According to The Post, Harris and her team controlled her clothes, hair and makeup. She chose her casual black jacket and pants and a pair of Converse Chuck Taylor boots for her photo, and a pink-blue Michael Kors pants suit for another photo.
Harris’ appearance on the cover of “Vogue” may attract the attention of Donald Trump. Donald Trump complained last month that his model wife was the first During her four years in the White House, Mrs. Melania Trump was not welcomed by any magazine covers and was left out of the cold. “Elite forces” in the fashion industry.
The former first lady Michelle Obama has appeared in many fashion shows, including the cover of Vogue in December 2016.