‘Race to Wokeness’: Netizens Puzzled After Vogue Gives Kamala Harris New Cover Following Controversy

The fashion magazine has often been accused of publishing racially insensitive photoshoots. In the wake of protests against racial discrimination that took place in the United States and across the globe Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour apologised for not including black stylists and photographers in the magazine.

Vogue will give Kamala Harris a new cover after the previous one caused controversy and accusations of racism. The magazine said it would publish a limited print edition of its February issue with a new photo of Harris. The news comes on the day the politician will be sworn in as vice president of the United States. Harris is the first woman, first woman of colour, and first Asian-American to be elected vice president.

“In recognition of the enormous interest in the digital cover, and in celebration of this historic moment, we will be publishing a limited number of special edition inaugural issues”, a Vogue spokesperson said.

The news received a lot of attention on social media.

Some users were still angry with Vogue and said the magazine intentionally created such a photoshoot to undermine Harris.