There’s no safe haven for racists in the woke era. If Vogue Magazine didn’t know it before, they surely know it now. They made the unforgivable mistake this week of (*checks notes*) putting incoming Vice President Kamala Harris on the cover of their magazine.
Yes, according to The New York Times, social media progressives, woke critics, and Harris’s own team are united in outrage over the photo that was chosen for the cover, arguing that the selection of a casual-ish photo of Harris wearing Converse sneakers is some sort of weird manifestation of racism.
“February’s issue features Ms. Harris in a dark jacket by Donald Deal, skinny pants, Converse and her trademark pearls. She stands against a leaf green backdrop bisected by a spill of pink curtain, colors meant to evoke her Howard University sorority, caught in what seems like mid-laugh, hands clasped together at her waist,” the New York Times reports.
The paper noted that social media critics have been awash with fury, which they say minimizes Harris’s newfound power and gravitas.
“Though Gabriella Karefa-Johnson receives credit as the sittings editor, a.k.a. the fashion editor in charge, Ms. Harris chose and wore her own clothes. The selected photo is determinedly unfancy. Kind of messy. The lighting is unflattering. The effect is pretty un-Vogue. ‘Disrespectful’ was the word used most often on social media,” the NYT writes.
Suddenly everyone on Twitter is an expert on lighting photographs and how to properly present a black woman who is getting ready to ascend to the vice-presidency.
And naturally, it’s now time for the woke mob to deliver condemnations of Vogue’s entire, racist history.
“For decades, the magazine has excluded and underpaid Black talent, and published racially insensitive images and stories,” reports Vox. “This casual image of the woman who will be America’s first woman vice president seems to add to the narrative of Vogue’s lack of respect for women of color, even one who has risen higher in the American power structure than any other woman in US history. There was considerable labor and forethought put into crafting the vice president-elect’s cover shoot, but the final product — through Vogue’s traditional editorial process — appeared perfunctory.”
We would advise comparing it to the Vogue cover that featured First Lady Melania Trump…but then, no such cover exists.
Just goes to show, there is no such thing as “woke enough” for these people. And the more you try to win their approval, the more likely it is that you’ll be the next one devoured by the mob.