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Kamala Harris and that Vogue cover

Tweeting about Kamala Harris's shoes with fire emojis was perfectly acceptable. Putting her sneakers (the Chuck Taylors) on the cover of Vogue was, apparently, an unforgivable offense. Vogue had "overstepped"

with its photo choice and failed to give Harris "due respect," wrote Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan. "It was overly familiar. It was a cover image that, in effect, called Harris by her first name without invitation."

The photo was "disrespectful," some argued, because it was "far below" the magazine's standards. Some demanded Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour's resignation. "What a mess up," wrote Wajahat Ali of the New York Times. "Anna Wintour must really not have Black friends and colleagues."

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