That can be the only explanation. Right? …
Marcy marches into the office where Cynthia is surreptitiously watching Bridgerton clips on YouTube.
Marcy (proclaiming): Anna Wintour hates Kamala Harris.
Cynthia (hurridly switching over to CNN): Are you referring to that fuzzy Vogue cover photo of our new Madam Vice President of the United States of America standing in her Chucks with a sheepish smile and surrounded by wrinkled pink drapes?
Cynthia: That’s fake.
Marcy: It’s real.
Cynthia: No. It’s fake. There is no way that Vogue – the masters of glamour, sophistication, and aspiration would allow a washed out, out of focus, messily staged photo on of the cover of their magazine.
Marcy: Are you sure about that?
Cynthia: Of course. Vogue covers are aggressively flawless. They’re exciting and convey importance and influence.
Marcy: Not anymore.
Cynthia (impatient to get back to Bridgerton clips): Don’t worry! It was a Twitter joke.
Marcy: Well the joke is on you. ‘Cause that photo is real and it is the cover of the February Vogue print edition.
Marcy switches Cynthia’s computer from CNN over to Vogue.
Cynthia: Gasp. Oh my gato!
Marcy: Uh hunh.
Marcy: Now this is the photo that was supposed to be the cover.
Cynthia: What? But … but …this one is beautiful. This one shows power. And purpose. And dedication. This one shows the celebration of an incredible and hard earned achievement. An achievement not just of the first female, first Black, first South Asian Vice President of the United States of America. But of her fellow American citizens who put her there. This photo shows that Kamala Harris is the second most powerful person … IN THE WORLD.
Cynthia stops to catch her breath.
Cynthia: But why? Why would Vogue choose a photo that looks like a production still taken by a 20 year old PA (Production Assistant) who just scolded her for walking on an unfinished set?
Cynthia: Because why?!!!!
Marcy: Because. ANNA WINTOUR HATES KAMALA HARRIS.
Cynthia: That can be the only explanation. You must be right.
Marcy: I’m always right.
Marcy marches out the office.
Cynthia: Where are you going?
Marcy: To brush up my fashion resume. Vogue needs a new Editor-in-Chief.
P.S. From Marcy: Here’s an article of Anna Winter attempting to defend her choice. We don’t buy it.
P.P.S From Marcy: Here’s some fun and ferocious Kamala Harris merch from Etsy artists.
*(buying via the below affiliate links may result in Marcy getting extra treats)
This is such a shame. Vogue had so many options to show Kamala as powerful and beautiful. Instead, she still looks beautiful, but she doesn’t look powerful. I can’t believe they missed such a great opportunity.
BTW, I love the stuff from that Etsy shop. I had to get a ,-la shirt! 🙂
They really did mess this up. Interestingly, the photographer is only promoting the blue suit photo in his social media accounts. Which makes me think he is angry about the choice too.
Love the , -la shirt! So glad you got it!
It’s very hard to understand what they were thinking but they redeemed themselves with the second photo.
Did Kamala have anything to say about it?
The problem is that the bad photo is the one on the print edition. Kamala is not happy about it. She approved the blue photo and was blindsided when they chose the messy photo. I don’t think she’s making too much of a fuss about it though. Ha. Everyone else is doing that for her. I mean – I’m obviously taking it personally! lol Much easier to yell at Anna Wintour than have a nervous breakdown over the Capital Coup.
I take it personally, too. That pic is damned insulting.
Yup. And there is no way out. The issue is already printed. They owe her (and us) a do-over!
This was way more fun than reading the news! And……..I’m just always so glad to SEE her!
Ah – me too! She is just so amazing! Can’t wait for Wednesday. Fingers crossed it all goes smoothly.