Kamala Harris & Team Have Total Meltdown After Vogue Magazine Uses ‘Disrespectful’ Cover Photo of Her

Written by Martin Walsh

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Republicans are fighting constant battles with the media over policies, total slander from the media, and other politically charged issues.

Democrats like Kamala Harris, in this case, wage wars with the media over the wrong cover photo of a magazine.

According to the New York Times, Kamala Harris and her team are extremely upset after Vogue Magazine decided to use a “disrespectful” photo of Harris as their cover photo which was allegedly not agreed upon.

“February’s issue features Ms. Harris in a dark jacket by Donald Deal, skinny pants, Converse, and her trademark pearls. She stands against a leaf green backdrop bisected by a spill of pink curtain, colors meant to evoke her Howard University sorority, caught in what seems like mid-laugh, hands clasped together at her waist,” the New York Times reported.

In the cover photo, Harris was wearing Converse shoes and didn’t seem to be posing correctly. Harris’s team whined saying that the photo doesn’t make her look professional.

Social media users also complained about the photo, claiming it was “disrespectful.”

“Though Gabriella Karefa-Johnson receives credit as the sittings editor, a.k.a. the fashion editor in charge, Ms. Harris chose and wore her own clothes. The selected photo is determinedly unfancy. Kind of messy. The lighting is unflattering. The effect is pretty un-Vogue. ‘Disrespectful’ was the word used most often on social media,” the NYT said.

According to investigative reporter Yashar Ali, Harris was blindsided by the cover photo and wanted a more serious one with her facing forward wearing a Michael Kors powder-blue tailored suit. Can you just imagine if the Trump administration spent so much time whining about utter BS?

“According to a source familiar with the publication plans, this is not the cover that the Vice President-elect’s team expected,” Ali said on Twitter. “In the cover that they expected, Vice President-elect Harris was wearing a powder blue suit. That was the cover that the Vice President-elect’s team and the Vogue team, including Anna Wintour, mutually agreed upon…which is standard for fashion magazines.”

Check out the not-so-flattering cover photo of Harris below:

“Several news outlets, including the Associated Press and CNN, reported that Harris’s team felt ‘blindsided’ by Vogue’s selection and was unaware that the magazine switched out the cover photo from what the team originally agreed on,” Vox added. “Vogue’s intentions with its cover, as clarified in a public relations statement, were to highlight the vice president-elect’s ‘authentic, approachable nature.’”

The Daily Wire notes:

The New York Times reports, though, that Vogue believes it was in the right to select the photo they wanted. “Vogue had not granted any kind of contractual cover approval rights to Ms. Harris,” they said. “That meant Ms. Harris’s team had not seen the final choice, which was left to Vogue, and had not known the magazine had decided to swap the photos.”

Given that the controversy involved progressive social media, the issue eventually became Vogue’s “racist” history.

“For decades, the magazine has excluded and underpaid Black talent and published racially insensitive images and stories. This casual image of the woman who will be America’s first woman vice president seems to add to the narrative of Vogue’s lack of respect for women of color, even one who has risen higher in the American power structure than any other woman in the US history,” Vox notes. “There were considerable labor and forethought put into crafting the vice president-elect’s cover shoot, but the final product — through Vogue’s traditional editorial process — appeared perfunctory.”