Now Vogue, You Tried It!!

The nation’s first female vice president-elect has been photographed for the cover of February’s Vogue magazine, and a vocal chorus on social media is displeased with the images. In the midst of a pandemic, in the aftermath of a riot at the Capitol and during the lead-up to a historic transfer of power that has become violent, what should have been a blissfully distracting, glossy celebration of a barrier-breaking moment has become a cause for disappointment. Not because of what was in the frame, but because of what was absent.

Now Vogue, you tried it!! 😒 Do you feel it was disrespectful for Vogue to use the most casual photo EVER for the cover or does it even matter? What would your expectations have been to celebrate the 1st female Black-South Asian Vice President of the United States??