Social Media Reacts to Vogue Cover Featuring Kamala Harris


Next month’s cover of Vogue magazine, featuring Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, is receiving backlash from social media.

According to one Twitter user, Harris, who is of Jamaican and Indian descent, “...is about as light-skinned as women of color come…” criticizing Vogue’s use of lighting while calling it a “washed out mess of a cover.”

The tweet also adds “Vogue knows Kamala Harris loves her sorority, suits, comfortable pants and chuck taylors. So they just jumbled it all together for the cover. Except they couldn’t decide whether she is going to a luxe French salon, the Senate floor, or taking a job.”

Harris is shown wearing a dark suit, with her trademark Converse sneakers, standing in front of a green and pink backdrop; a nod toward her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

An additional photo has been released featuring a portrait of Harris from the waist up, arms folded across a powder blue suit. Controversy began to surface when one source said “Without telling Harris’ team, Vogue changed it to the pink/green photo which the Vice President-elect’s team did not agree to.”

Photographer Tyler Mitchell suggested the latter would be the image the magazine will use for the upcoming cover.