‘Would Vogue Depict Another World Leader This Way?’ VP Harris Griped Over Sneakers Shot, Claims Book

© Photo : YouTube/ Entertainment Tonight Inside Kamala Harris' Vogue Cover Controversy
Inside Kamala Harris' Vogue Cover Controversy - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.03.2022
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Vice-President Kamala Harris fumed about a Vogue cover photo showing her wearing Converse sneakers and skinny trousers ahead of Joe Biden's 2021 inauguration, according to Politico citing an advance copy of a new book, set to be launched on 3 May.
The infuriated Harris even dispatched an aide - incoming press secretary Symone Sanders - to tackle editor Anna Wintour. However, the editor explained that the image of Harris which was used was particularly “relatable”, according to an excerpt from the book, 'This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future', by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns.

“Harris was wounded. She felt belittled by the magazine, asking aides: Would Vogue depict another world leader this way?” the cited excerpt reads.

Harris is alleged to have expressed her preference for a different photo of her - wearing a more formal powder blue suit. She got her way eventually, with a limited edition alternative to the sneakers-and-skinny-trousers released by Vogue ahead of the February 2021 issue, the book says.
When the brouhaha over the Vogue cover reached incoming President Joe Biden’s team, they were flabbergasted, the authors claim.
Tina Flournoy, Harris’ incoming chief of staff, apparently approached the Biden campaign to seek support over the perceived snub, but an adviser told her that “this was not the time to be going to war with Vogue over a comparatively trivial aesthetic issue.”

“Tina, the adviser said, these are first-world problems,” the excerpt read.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris shake hands during a ceremony to sign the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.03.2022
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