When Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover was released, fans were disappointed with the photo chosen to be on the magazine, resulting in an overwheling amount of backlash. After listening and hearing to all concerns, the publication has decided to try again.
According to a Vogue spokesperson, the magazine will be releasing another cover of Kamala Harris in the wake of her inauguration. “In celebration of this historic moment, we will be publishing a limited number of special edition #InaugurationDay issues featuring Vice President-elect @kamalaharris,” read the caption of Vogue’s Instagram post.
The problematic cover that was initially released features the vice president standing in front of a pink and green colored background in a casual black blazer, blue jeans and low-top Chuck Taylor sneakers. The image was not the one that Harris and her team wanted, but Vogue’s editor-in-chief used it because she believed it was a sign of the times.
“When the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the vice president-elect really reflected the moment that we were living in,” Annd Wintour told The New York Times. “We are in the midst…of the most appalling pandemic that is taking lives by the minute, and we felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history, a much less formal picture, something that was very, very accessible and approachable, and really reflected the hallmark of the Biden-Harris campaign.”
“Obviously we have heard and understood the reaction to the print cover, and I just want to reiterate that it was absolutely not our intention to, in any way, diminish the importance of the vice president-elect’s incredible victory,” she continued.
Harris was officially sworn in as the nation’s vice president on Jan. 20. Her alma mater’s marching band will escort her to The White House after the ceremony.