Anna Wintour Reacts To Backlash Over Vogue’s Harris Cover Photo

Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, is reacting after the magazine received backlash for its February cover photo of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Vogue’s editor-in-chief told The New York Times‘ Kara Swisher, “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, “We want nothing but to celebrate Vice President-elect Harris’s amazing victory and the important moment this is in America’s history, and particularly for women of color, all over the world.”

Speaking on the Swisher’s “Sway” podcast, Wintour talked about the magazine’s cover photo, before one of the two cover photos was leaked.

Wintour talked about Harris’ cover photo, “The picture was taken by a wonderful young photographer, Tyler Mitchell, who had previously photographed Beyonce for us, and also a wildly successful December cover of Harry Styles. And he had the wonderful idea of putting her in front of the colors of her sorority, which are sort of like a pink and a green. And she’s standing in a black pantsuit, and a white t-shirt, and sneakers..”

She called the cover photo “so charming and so relaxed,” as well as “so surprising and so real.”

When the cover photo was leaked, many took to social media to react, some called it “disrespectful” and criticized the lighting and color that one person said is “correcting darker-than-white skin.”

Wintour said that there was no written formal agreement with choosing which photo would be the cover photo, but that the less formal portrait reflects the time that the U.S. is in with the coronavirus pandemic.

Harris’ team was reportedly expecting a different cover where the vice president-elect is seen in a blue suit in front of a gold backdrop. The incoming vice president styled herself for the photoshoot.


  1. Where have you been the last 4 years Delbert? In the basement with Uncle joe? “C’mon Man”…you should be embarrassed for asking “why ANYBODY cares”…..they don’t care. But after the daily dose of attacks and BS you and you pictorial guard, and radical hack base have babbled and put out every single day for four years…..touché! For the record I have seen many people of different color and race. I am sorry, in my opinion in those pictures she’s not that colorful to me, physically or figuratively? Not that she’s not some sort of race or color……just not enough to matter. And her skin is skin regardless what color it is! She can change outfits, the background or lighting that is used and she is still who she is. Just my expressed opinion. Like when you people expressed your right to slam Melania, Trumps children and anyone else that is on the right, or any Constitutional Conservative because they MUST automatically align with Trump right? And you people are still doing it with a few day’s left in Trumps Presidency… fact you’ve turned it up! Thought you were the Party that is going to restore UNITY? Right…okay sure! Got it! Just have to get the last word or jab in first though right Delbert! Never miss an opportunity they say! And don’t say your not part of the problem, or that your not part of your hack base because I have read your posts for weeks you hypocritical assh _ le!! You act like your 12 years old….poor little baby Delbert ,someone said something about his Kammala. Go find a blog of your own kind (party) and be happy spewing your bile and crap there…..I am sure most people on here are sick of arguing with you liberal children. You ain’t changing our minds and we ain’t changing yours so what is your point of being on here? You like to keep creating distance between us Delbert? Goes for your other friends on here too………and by the way Kammala wouldn’t make a pimple on Milania’s ass for looks or class, regardless……Jealous much?

    1. No, we ain’t all that impressed by Melania Antoinette’s “class”. Not at all. And certainly not jealous, buddy. We have heard her words. It is what is on the inside that counts.

      Also, what makes YOU think that IJR is some sort of haven for either you or any other Cult-45? If you don’t like getting called out for saying something stupid, or for lying, or being misinformed, or for repeating unbelievable conspiracy theories, etc., then don’t do those things. I for one will have more free time to become less confused.

      1. “Cult 45?” This from the person who criticizes others for using time-worn phrases? Some originality, please!

  2. Why does anybody care about this? Why am I seeing this in headlines? This is about as momentous as Kim Kardashian wearing slippers.

  3. this just proves more to what I was thinking. that the real power behind our govt is neither party but a third shadow group. this group is slowly conditioning us to be more accepting of some fuched up society. barry serentos was the first, camel toe harris is the next installment. That means that come 2028. There will be some weird fuching person running. this third group will condition us even further over the next eight years as to what is ok. of course those who appose it will be villified as to the idea of opposing it.

    our founding fathers and the many who died building this great nation would actually stop the revolutionary war and stay with mother England vs what crap we are seeing now and in the future.

  4. The human mattress on the cover of a failing magazine. Would think that Vogue might suggest that she try another suit design and skip the sneakers. That one button style is unbecoming. But then so was Warren’s signature outfit. Meow!

  5. So some want camel toe to look like she’s actually black. Is that the issue here. She ain’t black enough???

    1. Bah ha ha! I don’t know how I missed that! I was searching both pictures to see what was supposed to be wrong with them….other than the fact that they were both boring….and I just don’t see what the uproar is about (I can’t really see “camel toe” in my pictures). :):):)

      1. You seem like a simple person, Penelope.

        dixter is just trying to insult Kamala by making a pun out of her name. It is not original nor was it an original creation by dixter.

  6. Does anyone actually read that rag. And what did camel toe have to say about it. Did she complain about that too???

  7. Holy hell, this could not be more ridiculous. This is the least important thing ever in light of all that is going on in the Country and the world. Off to a great start VP. Vain much?

    1. “Vain much?” Melanie

      Do yourself a favor, Melanie. Go to your favorite search engine and look for “melania magazine covers”. What did you find?

      1. I don’t recall Melania (or her people) ever complaining about a cover shoot. Chlymala is scum. And sucked her way to the top.

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