There’s a lot to be concerned about in America in the current political climate, with a number of hot-button issues plaguing the country that very well could shape the future of the greatest nation on the planet.
That’s why it’s so perplexing why, according to the Washington Times, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ team is in an absolute uproar over the photo chosen for a recent cover shoot the California senator recently did for Vogue magazine, the iconic fashion rag reserved for the most elite celebrities.
At the crux of the controversy is the fact that Harris donned a powder blue power suit for the cover of the magazine, except the magazine’s editors apparently decided on another approach and instead used a cover photo of Harris sporting Chuck Taylors and a more casual, laid-back look, which was originally intended to be used inside the magazine to accompany the story.
Making matters worse, Harris’ team didn’t have a clue that the magazine went with the casual pictures of Harris in slacks, a blazer and sneakers for the cover — they only found out thanks to the images being leaked over the weekend, which apparently sent her team into a frenzy.
Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star!
Making history was the first step. Now Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America—and lead it out of crisis. Read the full profile: https://t.co/W5BQPTH7AU pic.twitter.com/OCFvVqTlOk
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) January 10, 2021
Adding to that, fans of the newly-minted vice president on social media went wild over the picture, upset that the nation’s first female vice president was being depicted as less-than-professional, compared to how she was presented in the photo that was originally negotiated for the cover.
Not surprisingly, the magazine didn’t respond to request for more information on the matter, nor did Harris’ team, aside from an anonymous source inside her camp.
Vogue eventually released both sets of images on the internet but reportedly stayed with their decision to use Harris’ laid-back look for the cover, instead of her posing in the powder blue suit with a gold backdrop.
It’s probably safe to say that Harris’ accomplishment in being elected to her position will quickly outweigh how she looks on the cover of a magazine that a majority of the country won’t even see, anyway.