Kamala Harris' cover for the February issue of Vogue has caused a stir on social media as critics say the magazine disrespected the vice president-elect by 'white-washing' her skin and putting her in a pair of Converse.
The cover from the upcoming issue surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, showing Harris, America's first vice president of color, wearing a black suit jacket, white tee shirt, dark cropped pants and black lace-up sneakers.
Dozens of fans came out to condemn the cover, saying the low-quality photo fell short of Vogue's usual style standards and appeared to have lightened Harris' skin.
The vice president-elect has not publicly commented on the cover, but journalist Yashar Ali claimed on Twitter early Sunday that her team had signed off on a different image with Harris in a light blue suit.
A few hours later Vogue published a photo of a second cover that appeared to match the one Ali said Harris had approved.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Kamala Harris' cover for the February issue of Vogue has caused a stir on social media as critics say the magazine disrespected the vice president-elect by 'white-washing' her skin and putting her in a pair of Converse
Journalist Yashar Ali tweeted a photo of the offending cover on Sunday and claimed that Harris' team had signed off on a different image than the one used
On Sunday morning Vogue published a photo of a second cover (pictured) with the same outfit Ali claimed Harris had approved
'In the cover that they expected, Vice President-elect Harris was wearing a powder blue suit,' Ali tweeted alongside the first cover.
'That was the cover that the Vice President-elect's team and the Vogue team, including [Editor-in-Chief] Anna Wintour, mutually agreed upon...which is standard for fashion magazines.'
DailyMail.com has reached out to representatives for Harris and Vogue for comment.
When the cover first emerged several Twitter users questioned whether it was real, saying the quality of the photo and the styling seemed way too low for America's leading fashion magazine.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'Wait that Kamala Vogue cover is real?!' one user questioned. 'I thought it was fake —that's how bad it is. Did they just ask her to send them photos her husband took or..?'
'Vogue has Kamala Harris in some f**king Converse. Someone needs to throw a cinderblock at Anna Wintour,' another wrote.
'Kamala looks beautiful in whatever she wears- and I love that she's brought Chucks back- but this Vogue cover is unworthy of the first woman, POC, Vice President of the United States,' a third added.
Activist Charlotte Clymer tweeted: '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.'
Dozens of fans came out to condemn the cover, saying the low-quality photo fell short of Vogue's usual style standards and appeared to have lightened Harris' skin. The VP-elect is pictured at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, on Thursday
When the cover first emerged several Twitter users questioned whether it was real
Some critics slammed Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour for putting Harris in sneakers
Several users pointed out that the lighting washed out Harris' skin
Author Wajahat Ali called the cover 'a mess up' and criticized its coloring
Activist Charlotte Clymer said the cover is 'far, far below the standards of Vogue'
Others critics submitted photos that would have been better to use on the cover
Some users shared various photos of Harris that would have been better for the cover,