Anna Wintour breaks silence after Kamala Harris Vogue cover sparks outrage

Ellen James|January 13, 2021

The magazine's intention was not to diminish the "importance of the vice-president elect's incredible victory"

Anna Wintour is protecting Kamala Harris after she faces backlash over 'casual' Vogue photos

Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief is defending Kamala Harris's latest February cover.

The editor believes the shoot was carefully planned to make the Vice President-elect seem 'real and approachable.'

Speaking to a podcast in The NewYork Times, Wintour said:

The magazine's intention was not to diminish the "importance of the vice-president elect's incredible victory".

Instead, "We want nothing but to celebrate vice-president-elect Harris's amazing victory and the important moment this is in America's history, and particularly for women of colour all over the world," Wintour said.

"When the two images arrived at Vogue, all of us felt very, very strongly that the less formal portrait of the vice-president-elect really reflected the moment that we were living in, which we are in the midst — as we still are — of the most appalling pandemic that is taking lives by the minute."

"And we felt to reflect this tragic moment in global history, a much less formal picture — something that was very, very accessible, and approachable and real — really reflected the hallmark of the Biden-Harris campaign and everything that they are trying to and, I'm sure, will achieve," she concluded.

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