Why is Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover trending on social media?
VICE President-elect Kamala Harris is on the cover of Vogue's February issue.
Harris, who is 56, will make history as the first woman and the first woman of color to be VP.
Why is Harris' Vogue cover trending on social media?
Many people are complaining that the Vogue cover does not "do her justice."
Harris appears on the cover in a brown Donald Deal jacket, black jeans and black Converse sneakers, according to The New York Post.
A photo of her in a Michael Kors Collection pantsuit was used for the magazine's digital edition.
The decisions are not suiting many Kamala fans.
“Have seen many of your covers. Kamala is our FIRST EVER WOMAN VICE PRESIDENT!” one person wrote on Vogue’s Instagram account.
“PLEASE DO HER JUSTICE and REDO this cover! Put her in a background that is regal like she is! Your old drape from the CEO’s office is insulting. This does not represent this fine woman!!”
Another person wrote: “Love that she’s on the cover but why this one?! Y’all could’ve done WAYYYY BETTER.”
"Is this a joke ?!" someone wrote on Twitter.
"The Kardashians get more respect from Anna Wintour for Vogue covers than VP elect! What a poor representation of woman of color in power! Travesty."
Others also complained that Harris looked light-skinned. The magazine denied to The Post that it lightened her skin.
Writer Charlotte Clymer wrote: "Folks who don't get why the Vogue cover of VP-elect Kamala Harris is bad are missing the point.
"The pic itself isn't terrible as a pic. It's just far, far below the standards of Vogue.
"They didn't put thought into it. Like homework finished the morning it's due. Disrespectful."
What did Vogue say about the photos?
Vogue sources told The Post that her clothes, hair, and make-up were decided by her team.
“Both looks were selected by the VP-elect and her team,” a source told the newspaper.
“Our approach to working with Vice President-elect Harris and her team was to capture her as a leader and as a person, and as she was most comfortable, and so we collaborated closely on all creative decisions, including that she would dress and style herself for the shoot.”
The source added: “Vogue selected the image for the print cover that we felt captured her personality and authenticity.
"Obviously, we love both images and are celebrating both covers digitally.”
Vogue formally introduced the covers on January 10: "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."
How did Harris find out about the election victory?
Harris recalled to Vogue in the interview that she was preparing for a shower when she got the historic news on Saturday, November 7.
“Then I looked at my phone, and the texts came that they had called the race, and I ran downstairs to find Doug – never turned off the water,” Harris told the magazine.
“Luckily enough there were people in the house. 'Somebody go turn off the water!'"
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