VP Kamala Harris Was Reportedly Livid At Anna Wintour For Using The Photo of Her In Converse For Vogue’s Cover, Book Claims She Felt ‘Belittled’

Kamala Harris, Anna Wintour

Vice President Kamala Harris Was Reportedly Livid At Anna Wintour For Using The Photo of Her In Converse For Vogue’s Cover, New Book Claims She Felt ‘Belittled’

Vice President Kamala Harris was allegedly furious with her post election Vogue cover.

According to a forthcoming book, Kamala and her team was upset by the casual nature of her Vogue cover photo – which depicted the VP wearing a suit and sneakers. Allegedly Kamala felt “belittled” and “wounded” after the cover made its controversial debut.

Following a historic political win, the nation’s first woman VP was featured on the cover of Vogue fashion magazine. If you recall, the cover sparked much controversy for depicting such a high ranking political figure in such a casual way, criticized for skin bleaching, and accused of lazy editing. Many speculated the apparent lack of effort for the shoot reflected respect and Kamala’s race.

Though it didn’t seem like Kamala nor her team had serious objections to the cover during its release, an upcoming book recounting the matter offers a different perspective. In the book, This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future, authors Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns allege the Kamala team was furious over the cover. The books excerpt reads:

“Harris had been expecting a more stately-looking photo to make the cover, where she wore a powder blue suit with her arms crossed in front of her. ‘Harris was wounded. She felt belittled by the magazine, asking aides: Would Vogue depict another world leader this way?”

Kamala Harris

Additionally, when members of Kamala’s camp attempted to address Anna Wintour over the cover choice, they were told to “back down” by the Biden team. Reportedly, a member of Biden’s admin called the issue a “first world problem”. The excerpt reads:

‘[T]he Biden adviser told Flournoy that this was not the time to be going to war with over a comparatively trivial aesthetic issue. Tina, the adviser said, these are first-world problems.’

Joe Biden

Anna responded to the claims herself, reaffirmed in the upcoming novel, stating that she thought the look made the VP seem more “relatable”. Later, Vogue issued a more professional looking edition of the cover.

Cover of Vogue Magazine, @voguemagazine @tylersphotos

Earlier this week, another excerpt from the book was leaked detailing the ongoing tension between the President and Vice President. Alleging that while the two are “friendly” they lack an in depth personal and political relationship.


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Authored by: Kay Johnson