Vogue’s “Washed Out” Kamala Harris Cover Draws Controversy

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Kamala Harris just landed her聽first Vogue聽cover聽and聽the Internet is largely unhappy with the way she is portrayed.

The Democratic senator, who is聽set聽to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 as the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American聽to assume the job of Vice President, appears聽on the cover of the elite fashion magazine’s February 2021 issue wearing聽a black blazer, white top, black pants,聽as well as two of her signature looks鈥擟onverse sneakers and a string of pearls. She is聽standing amid a green backdrop draped with pink satin fabric鈥攁 nod to聽her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

A photo of this cover was leaked online Saturday, Jan. 9, and later confirmed to be authentic by聽Vogue.聽The image drew聽much criticism on social media.聽Vogue聽has not addressed the backlash despite E!’s request for comment.

“Kamala Harris is about as light skinned as women of color come and Vogue still f–ked up her lighting,” tweeted one user. “WTF is this washed out mess of a cover?

Another person聽wrote聽that the image聽“is washed out, poorly lit, stagnant, junk. How could you do such a disservice to a vibrant, beautiful woman? Shameful.”

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