14:03 GMT18 January 2021
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    This is not the first time that the famous fashion magazine has been accused of whitewashing. Last year, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour publicly apologised for photographs that were seen as insensitive to minorities.

    Social media users have thrashed Vogue's planned February cover featuring soon-to-be US Vice President Kamala Harris. The magazine released two photographs of the politician - the first one was a full size pic of her wearing a casual black suit and a pair of Converse sneakers and the second was a waist-high photo showing Harris in a blue jacket.

    ​However, neither of the two images was to the liking of netizens, to put it mildly.

    ​Social media users accused Vogue of racism and whitewashing Harris, the first woman and first woman of colour to be elected to the post of vice president.

    ​Other users contended that the photos were unprofessional.

    ​Many users blasted Vogue for choosing clothes that made Harris look too elite or too simple.

    ​Still others recalled that this is not the first time that Vogue has been accused of whitewashing.

    ​There were those who liked the photos, however.

    ​Vogue has not revealed which of the images it will choose for its cover. Incidentally, the magazine was not responsible for the clothes the incoming vice president wore. According to the New York Post, Harris and her team chose the outfits, hairstyle, and makeup she wore.

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